George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Theodorick Bland, 31 March 1783

Head Quarters 31st March 1783


The Article in the provisional Treaty respecting Negroes, which you mention to Sir Guy Carleton, had escaped my Notice—but upon a recurrence to the Treaty, I find it as you have stated. I have therefore tho’t it may not be amiss to send in your Letter to Sir Guy, and have accordingly done it.

Altho I have several Servants in like predicament with yours, I have not yet made any attempt for their recovery—Sir Guy Carleton’s reply to you, will decide upon the propriety or expediency of any pursuit to obtain them—If that rep[ly] should not be transmitted thro my Hands, I will thank you for a Communication of it. With much Regard, I am Sir Your most Obedient Servt

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NjP: Armstrong Collection.

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