George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Adam, 26 February 1783

Head Quarters Feby 26th 1783


I have received your favor of the 10th of Febry & must take the liberty to tell you candidly there would not be a propriety in my writing to the President of Congress respecting your extra-expences while acting as Depy Comy of Prisoners; because it would open a door to innumerable applications, because I do not conceive it is proper for me to interfere in the pecuniary Arrangements of Congress, and because I have never known such allowances to be made, except to Majr Generals commanding in seperate Departments—but if Congress should think a gratuity in your particular case expedient, I can have no manner of objection to it—being with due regard Sir Your very hble Servt.

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