George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Samuel Huntington, 16 June 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor 16th June 1781


I had the Honor of your Excellencys Favr of the 6th instant, inclosing sundry Petitions, Complaints & Evidence against Colo. Broadhead, having before this received a Number of other Papers respecting Colo. Broadhead’s Conduct—& observing that these Complaints have been exhibited in a very diffuse Manner, & will involve a Variety of Matter; I have written to Mr Fowler, Auditor of Public Accounts at Fort Pitt, who appears to be a Principal in these Complaints, to state them all in one general View, exhibiting the several Charges under distinct Heads, with their several Supports & Evidences: When these are received, a Court will be instituted & Colo. Broadhead will have his Trial upon the Charges against him—& I hope the Matter will be brot to a proper Issue.

Your Excellency’s favr of the same Date with the above, containg Intelligence from the Southward, & inclosing a Resolution of Congress of the 2d instt respecting the Bills of Credit issuing in Pursuance of the Act of the 18th March 1780—is also duly received.

By Letters from Genl Greene of the 10th & 16th of May, just come to Hand, our Affairs in that Quarter seem to put on a promising Aspect. I most sincerely congratulate your Excellency on the happy Event. I have the Honor to be, with much Regard & Esteem Your Excellencys Most Obedient & humble Servant

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DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.

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