Alexander Hamilton Papers

George Washington to James Duane, 4 October 1780

George Washington to James Duane

Tappan [New York] October 4, 1780. Criticizes proposed Congressional plan for raising a permanent army. Is concerned that slightest success “will lull us into security.” States that “the history of the war is a history of false hopes and temporary expedients.” Fears this winter “will open a still more embarassing scene.” Reports that interview at Hartford produced nothing conclusive.

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

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