George Washington Papers

From George Washington to James Potter, 26 October 1782

Head Quarters 26th Octobr 1782


I have been honored with your letter of the 19th instant. The subject, upon which it is written, has never, as you mention, been referred to me by Congress; and should it be, I shall be extremely averse to deciding upon it, for reasons which must be obvious to you.

Some little time ago, the Secretary at War made a question upon the expediency of continuing the Garrison at Wyoming—My answer was, that it was my wish, for the sake of discipline, to have it withdrawn: But that it having been placed there by the immediate order of Congress, I did not look upon myself at liberty to withdraw it without their express direction. The propriety or impropriety of the measure therefore had best be discussed before that Honorable Body. I have the honor to be Sir Your most obt and hble Servt

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