George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 14 January 1783

Head Quarters Janry 14th 1783


I enclose a Letter from Major Tallmadge to Your Excellency which came under a flying seal to my hands; the observations contained in it appear to be highly worthy of consideration.

The importance of absolutely cutting off all manner of commerce & illicit intercourse with the Enemy is so great, and at the same time so obvious, that I conceive it only necessary to recommend the subject, without enlarging upon it; in order to engage Your Excellency to use Your utmost endeavours to effect a purpose of such interesting consequence to the Public. I have the honor to be With perfect respect Your Excellencys Most Obedient Servant

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Ct: Trumbull Papers.

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