George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Maryland Officer Commanding at Head of Elk, 30 December 1781

Philada 30t Decemr 1781.


I am informed by Joseph Gilpin Esq: a Justice of the Peace at the Head of Elk, that an inhabitant has been killed by a Soldier, and that the Coroners Inquest has returned it Murther—You will therefore immediately deliver the offender up to the Civil Authority; and I Shall depend upon your taking all possible pains to prevent any accident of the like kind in future. I am &c[.]

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