George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Shuttleworth, 1 January 1783

Head Quarters Janry 1st 1783


In answer to your favor of the 22nd Ulto I have to inform you, that the Resolutions of Congress respecting Persons coming from any parts of the British Dominions into any of the United States are so pointed, that I cannot [not] think myself at liberty to comply with your request—your only mode of application must be to the Executive of the State of Maryland, or the Delegates of that State in Congress, to whom any Letters you may think proper to write on the subject will be forwarded from the Post of Dobbs Ferry. I am Sir Your Most Obet &c.

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