From General William Howe
New York 5th June 1777.
So many Days having elapsed since my Letter to you of 22d May was dispatched without an Answer, and lest by any Accident it should not have got to your Hands, I am induced to send a Duplicate thereof, and to press my Request for your final Decision upon the Demands therein contained. With due Respect, I am Sir, your most obedient Servant
LS, DLC:GW; copy, DLC:GW; copy, enclosed in GW to Hancock, this date, DNA:PCC, item 152; two copies, P.R.O., 30/55, Carleton Papers. The LS is addressed to “General Washington &ca &ca.”