George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Pierre Charles L’Enfant, 15 February 1783

Head Quarters Newburgh 15th February 1783


Your Letter of the 28th of January did not reach me ’till yesterday.

In answer to it—I can only repeat what I before said on the same subject, in answer to your former application, that from the testimony of those under whom you have served and from the little opportunity I have myself had of observing your Conduct I have every reason to believe you a meritorious Officer—nor will any objection arise on my part, to a compliance with your request on the part of Congress. I am Sir Your most Obedt Servt

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DNA: Item 41, Memorials Addressed to Congress, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.

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