George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Pray, 10 May 1782

Head Quarters 10th May 1782


I have received your favor of Yesterday, accompanying Dispatches from Sir Guy Carleton—and a Note from Majr Scott.

I cannot omit to express to you the pleasure I have experienced from the propriety of your Conduct in stopping the Officer bearing the Flag, at your post, & your forwardg the Dispatches by an Officer of our own—I beg you to accept my sincere thanks on this Occasion.

The inclosed packet contains my Reply to Sir Guy Carleton—which you will be pleased to deliver to Major Scott—& let him depart as soon as possible. I am sir Your most Obed. Servt

Go: Washington

P.S. To prevent Abuses & Improprieties, I have informed Genl Carleton, that all flaggs will in future be received at & sent from your post—You will therefore observe to admit no Flags to pass on any Occasion but such as come from me, or under the particular Orders of Major Genl Heath.


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