To Charles Pettit
[Fredericksburg, New York, September 29, 1778]
In answer to your favor of this morning, His Excellency desires me to inform you, that the matter in question between the officers & you, involves considerations too delicate to admit of his interference.1 It should be the subject of compromise between yourselves; He wishes some mode could be agreed upon mutually satisfactory, and thinks as far as the public service will justify it, a liberal price should be allowed.
A H. ADC
Df, in writing of Richard Kidder Meade, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress; also L, St. Croix Museum, St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
1. Pettit wrote to George Washington concerning a dispute over the valuation of horses offered for sale to the Army by officers (George Washington Papers, Library of Congress). Pettit was deputy quartermaster general of the Continental Army.