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George Washington to William Franklin, 25 July 1777

George Washington to William Franklin1

Ramapo [New Jersey] July 25, 1777. Expresses sympathy with Franklin’s request to see sick wife. Regrets that commanding general cannot supersede a congressional resolution, but has forwarded Franklin’s letter to Congress.

Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Franklin, the last Loyalist governor of New Jersey, was at this time imprisoned in Connecticut because of a breach of his parole.

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