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From George Washington to John Jay, 20 April 1779

To John Jay

Head Quarters Middle Brook April 20th 1779


I am honored with yours of the 12th Instant with the several Resolves of Congress referred to, inclosed—to which I shall pay due attention and obedience. I have appointed the 1st of May for the Court Martial to sit for the trial of Major General Arnold, of which I have given notice to the President and Council of the State of Pennsylvania and to the General.1 I have the honor to be With great respect Your Most Obet Servt

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LS, in Richard Kidder Meade’s writing, DNA:PCC, item 152; Df, DLC:GW; copy, DNA:PCC, item 169; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. GW signed the cover of the LS.

1See GW’s letters of this date to Benedict Arnold and to the Pennsylvania Supreme Executive Council.

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