George Washington Papers

From Tench Tilghman to Jean Pierre Le Mayeur, 6 December 1782

Head Quarters 6th Decemr 1782


I am directed by the Commander in Cheif to inform you, that he cannot comply with the request contained in yours of the 24th ulto, without being made further acquainted with your circumstances and situation. If you chuse to renew your application, you will address yourself either to the Minister of France, or to Mr de Marbois, Consul General of France, at Philada. Should they think it expedient to recommend you to the Commander in Cheif, the liberty you request will be granted and not otherwise. I am Sir Yr most obt and hble servt

Tench Tilghman

Aide de Camp


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