George Washington Papers

From George Washington to General William Howe, 27 May 1778

To General William Howe

Head Qrs [Valley Forge] May 27th 1778


Much time having elapsed since I wrote you on the 22d of March, upon the subject of Captains Robertson and Galt, without receiving an Answer or their being restored to their liberty, I esteem it my duty to transmit you an Extract from the copy of that Letter; so far as it relates to them, and to call your attention again to the requisitions contained in it.1 I am, Sir, with due respect Your Most Obedt servt

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LS, in Richard Kidder Meade’s writing, P.R.O.: Carleton Papers; Df, DLC:GW; copy, P.R.O.: Carleton Papers; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The draft and Varick transcript are dated 26 May.

1Howe had already left for England on 24 May. For more on captains Nathaniel Galt and Isaiah Robinson, see Francis Hopkinson to GW, 16 March.

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