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From George Washington to John Lamb, 26 September 1780

Robinson’s House the 26 Sepr 1780

Dr Sir

I have received Your favor of to day. We cannot find on examination any charges against Thomas Smith and therefore We cannot with propriety take any measures respecting him. His situation however may become a subject of the states consideration. As to Joshua Smith he is in safe custody and has had a good share of the matters which have been carrying on. He furnished Major André with a Coat to disguise himself, who left his Uniform on and which Captn Carnes will get in consequence of a Letter from Mr Smith for the purposes. You will send the Captain the inclosed. I wish You to say nothing of this matter; as we may possibly receive further intelligence with respect to the plot or at least of other characters. I am Dr Sir Yr Most Obed. St

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