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From George Washington to Brigadier General Anthony Wayne, 16 March 1779

To Brigadier General Anthony Wayne

Head Quarters Middle Brook 16 March 1779

Dear Sir

I, a few days ago, recd the inclosed extract of a letter and Affidavits from Governor Livingston, which is all I know of the matter to which they relate.1

As the Governor has called upon me in so pointed a manner to support the Civil authority, I am obliged to request you and Capt. Fish-bourne to attend any time between this and the 1st of April agreeable to his requisition. I am exceedingly2 sorry an Affair of this disagreeable nature should have happened3 as I am with great Regard Dear Sir Your most obt Servt.

Go: Washington

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, PHi: Wayne Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For these enclosures, see William Livingston to GW, 9 March; see also GW to Livingston, 23 March.

2Tilghman wrote “extremely” at this place on the draft.

3For Wayne’s response to allegations that he prevented Peter Davis, a Somerset County, N.J., constable, from serving a warrant on his aide-de-camp Capt. Benjamin Fishbourn and another officer, and then improperly detained that official, see Wayne to GW, 23 March, and the enclosure with that document.

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