George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major Christopher French, 19 October 1775

To Major Christopher French

[Cambridge] Octo. 19th 1775


Your Letter of the [ ] Inst. was duly received.1 Doctr Franklin the Chairman of the Committee of Safety of Philadelphia is now in Camp, & when the necessary Attention to Matters of greater Importance will Admit, I propose to make the proper Inquiries, & then will endeavour to Settle the Matter in Question in Such a Manner as I hope will be final & Satisfactory.2 In the Mean time I must acquaint you that those Gentlemen who came from Philadelphia informed me that the Liberty of wearing your Swords was not made a Subject of Discussion but passed wholly unnoticed, which induced me to Say I did not know whether the Liberty was given or taken. My Time & other Engagements does not admit my Continuing this Correspondence, but I shall have a real Pleasure in making your Situation as comfortable & convenient as my Duty will Allow. I am Sir, &c.

LB, in Thomas Mifflin’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1GW is referring to French’s letter to him of 9 October.

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