George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Livingston, 17 March 1778

From William Livingston

Trenton 17 March 1778

Dear Sir

I was just this moment honoured with your Excellencys favour of the 14th instant, in which the Case of the light horse is so clearly stated that I shall immediately dispatch an express to Capt. Arnold with an extract of that part of your Excellency’s Letter.

As you must have a constant intercourse with the Congress, I hope your Excellency will excuse my freedom in committing to your care the inclosed Letter to President Laurens till you have an opportunity to send to york Town.1 I am with the most undissembled Sincerity & the highest regard your Excellency’s most humble Srt

Wil: Livingston

ALS, DLC:GW. The letter is docketed in part, “Mar. 14. 1778 an[swere]d 25.”

1For Livingston’s letter to Henry Laurens of this date, see DNA:PCC, item 68 (see also Prince, Livingston Papers description begins Carl E. Prince et al., eds. The Papers of William Livingston. 5 vols. Trenton and New Brunswick, N.J., 1979–88. description ends , 2:257–58).

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