George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Tobias Fernald, 1 December 1782

Camp N. Winsor 1st Decembr 1782


I would beg the favor of your Excellency to give directions with respect to the arrangement or derangement of Capt. Pilsbury in consequence of a letter which he wrote to Majr Spur, (late of the 6th Regiment to which Regiment Capt. Pilsbury likewise belong’d) I am unhappy to Trouble your Excellency in the matter but it is an affair that my Colonel desired me to attend to and which effects a good Officer in the 10th Regiment, and the matter is doubtful with many Gentlemen whether Capt. Pilsbury may not legally be deranged in consequence of the aforementioned letter. your Excellency’s directions I should think are necessary, (with submission) in the case as the letter was lodged with General Paterson and considered by the Officers of the 6th Regiment as a proper Resignation—I have the honor to be with every sentiment of esteem & Respect your Excellencys Most obedient servant

Tobias Fernald

Lt Col.

PHi: Gratz Collection.

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