George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Laurens, 11 June 1778

From Henry Laurens

York Town [Pa.] 11th June 1778.


Late last Night I was honored with Your Excellency’s favor of the 9th accompanied by Sir Henry Clinton’s application for a passport for Doctor Ferguson & Your Excellency’s reply—these I presented to Congress this Morning, & ’tis probable I shall receive from the House the necessary Commands to morrow—in the mean time I am ordered to transmit to Your Excellency an Act of Congress of the present date, directing an enquiry to be made into the conduct of the late Quarter Master general & other Officers in that department, which will be found within the present Inclosure.1 I have the honor to be With the greatest Esteem & Respect Sir Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant

Henry Laurens, President of Congress.

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

1The enclosed resolution of this date regarding former Quartermaster General Thomas Mifflin appears in 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 , 11:591–92.

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