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John Stagg, Jr., to Tobias Lear, 14 February 1793

John Stagg, Jr., to Tobias Lear

[Philadelphia] Feb: 14th 1793.

Sir.

The Secretary of War requests that you will please to submit to the President of the United States, the enclosed letter, received, yesterday, from Brigadier Wilkinson, dated 29th December 1792.1 I am, Sir, respectfully, Your obedt Serv⟨t⟩

John Stagg Junr

ALS, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.

1Gen. James Wilkinson’s letter to Knox has not been identified, but according to GW’s executive journal it discussed plans for a general court-martial of eight military prisoners and contained two enclosures (JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 52). The first enclosure was a letter from Wilkinson to Gen. Anthony Wayne of 29 Dec., describing unrest and desertion among his new recruits (PHi: Wayne Papers). The second enclosed letter, which remains unidentified, was from Maj. Michael Rudulph and is described in JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 53.

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