George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Witherspoon, 6 September 1783

Tusculum Septr 6. 1783


I have receivd your Excellencys favour with [Collecter] Martins Letter [   ]. I saw by my [   ] Papers which were directed to the President of Congress & my self to be transmitted to your Excellency—As the President is absent I thought it best to forward them immediately. You will probably understand the Matter better than I [do] but according to Appearances I thought the gentleman deserves all the Countenance that the Friends of America can give him [ illegible.] I wonder how he came to be indicted at all. I have the Honour to be Your Excellencys most obedt & most humble Servant

Jno. Witherspoon

NjP: McCormick Autograph Collection.

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