George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Baron de Calbiac, 30 July 1776

From Baron de Calbiac

a New-york le 30e july 1776.

My General

I Cannot Express to you how humiliating it is to a Man who thinks that his sentiments is of the purest kind to be the sport of evil minded Men: who I am informed have said many things to my prejudice to your Excellency, for to convince you of the purity of my intentions and to give you a just Idea of my views in Coming to this Country I here inclose you the Copies of letters which I have wrote to the Minister in france, having sent a duplicate to Colonel Mckean—having also Communicated it to Genl Mifflin.

I also inclose you My second Commission which I have found among my papers.1

I desire to be favored with one Minute of your Excellency’s precious time. assuring your Excellency of my most respectfull atachment to you and the Glorious Cause, in which you fight; I am your Excellency’s Most humble and Most obedient servant

Le Baron de Calbiac

ALS, PHi: Gratz Collection; Sprague transcript, DLC:GW.

1None of the documents mentioned in this letter has been identified. For Calbiac’s subsequent complaint that Thomas McKean was keeping his papers and credentials from him, see GW to McKean, 6 August.

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