George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General William Heath, 27 April 1778

From Major General William Heath

27 April 1778. Recommends Col. Henry Jackson to GW’s notice as “an Honest man a worthy Citizen and Good Officer.” States that he has “taken the Liberty to enclose under Cover addressed to your Excellency” a letter to the president of Congress and asks that it be “forwarded by the first Conveyance.”1

ADf, MHi: Heath Papers.

1Heath’s letter to Henry Laurens of 27 April requested congressional approbation of a British proposal for supplying the Convention army prisoners from Rhode Island (DNA:PCC, item 157). It was read in Congress on 13 May and probably was transmitted with GW’s letter to Laurens of 11 May, read the same day (JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 11:492).

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