George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Laurens, 6 June 1778

From Henry Laurens

York Town [Pa.] 6th June 1778.


Referring to my Letter of yesterday’s date forwarded by the hands of Messenger Davis I proceed to inform Your Excellency that having laid before Congress the Letters from Lord Viscount Howe & Sir H. Clinton I have received instructions from the House to return the necessary replies. Accordingly, Your Excellency will find within this Inclosure a packet directed to His Lordship & another to Sir Henry which Your Excellency will be pleased to send forward.1

I requested permission of Congress to transmit to Your Excellency Copies of these Addresses, which Your Excellency will find inclosed in one draught admitting the proper variations of Title. I have the honor to be With the most perfect Regard & Respect Sir Your Excellency’s Obedient & most humble servant

Henry Laurens.
President of Congress.

ALS, DLC:GW; LB, DNA:PCC, item 13.

1See 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 , 11:572–75.

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