George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Elias Boudinot, 5 July 1783

Head Quarters Newburgh— 5 July -8 1783


Your Excellency will find sundry Papers inclosed from No. 1 to No. 4 inclusive, respecting the pretended promotions of several Officers in Brigadier General Hazens Regt; the reason of my refusal to accept the Return in question without farther sanction of Authority, will be understood from a perusal of the inclosures—And as the Monthly Returns cannot be compleated until the necessary advice shall be received I am to request the favor of an Answer as soon as may be convenient, that I may know whether the promotions have actually taken place or not, and in what point of light the affair is to be considered by me. I have the honor to be with great Respect Sir Your Excellency’s Most Obedient humble Servant

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P.S.—8th July—An expected Opportunity for sendg this Letter having failed—I now have the Honor to acknowledge your Excellencys favor of the 5th enclosing an Extract from the minutes of Congress respecting the motives of their removal to Princeton. I thank your Excellency for this Communication—and have the Honor to be [With great Respect & Regard]Your Excellencys Most Obedient and most humble Servant

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DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.

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