George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Timothy Pickering, 28 March 1782

Morris Town March 28 1782


Upon the application of the Magistrates of Morris County in 1780, soliciting that repairs should be made to the Court House, which had been made use of as a Guard House, and considerably injured by the public service, I gave them encouragement that the damages would be examined into, and such compensation should be made as justice required, and the state of the public Finance would admit of—I have now to request that you will cause the damages done by the Public to that Building, to be estimated as equitably as may be; that measures may be taken, whenever the Finances of the Continent will allow of it, to repair the injuries, or make compensation in some other way. I am Sir With great regard Your Most Obedt Servant

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DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.

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