George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas McKean, 17 August 1781


Dobbss ferry Augt 17th 1781


I have received, and do sincerely thank you, for the several articles of important intelligence contained in your private letter of the 12th—the continuation of such confidential communications will be highly pleasing to me and may be exceedingly beneficial, considered in a public point of view, as circumstances (well authenticated) should influence measures as certainly as causes produce effects.

Mr Morris who will do me the honor to hand this letter to you, can inform you of our situation—our prospects—and designs—so much better than I can do in the compass of a letter, that I shall do no more at this time than to assure you, that with the greatest esteem & respect I am Sir Yr most Obedt & Oblig’d Ser[vt]

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PHi: Thomas McKean Papers.

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