George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Hancock, 21 May 1776

To John Hancock

New York May 21. 1776


The Bearer, Mr Mersay being at Quebec when the Garrison Sallied & Obliged our Troops to an abandonment of the Siege & a precipitate retreat; I have taken the liberty to refer him to you for examination, that Congress may have such further Information of this unfortunate event as he possesses.1 I have the honor &c.

G: W—

LB, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The bearer was John Dyer Mercier. See Schuyler to GW, 13 May 1776.

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