Alexander Hamilton Papers

George Washington to Benjamin Franklin, 17 August 1777

George Washington to Benjamin Franklin1

[Camp at Cross Roads, Pennsylvania] August 17, 1777. Acknowledges receipt of Turgot’s2 recommendation for a French volunteer. Discusses difficulty of placing French officers and advises Franklin to discourage potential candidates in France.

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

1Franklin was in France serving as United States Commissioner to that country.

2Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, former French Minister of Finance.

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