George Washington Papers

From George Washington to General Henry Clinton, 26 October 1778

To General Henry Clinton

Head Quarters [Fredericksburg] 26th October 1778


By direction of Congress I transmit you the inclosed Copy of their Resolutions on the 21st instant respecting David Franks Esqr., by which you will perceive, he will not be permitted to act as Commissary to the British prisoners after the 10th of next month, and that it is their desire that your Excellency will nominate a proper person, who, having received their approbation, may succeed Mr Franks in the Office.1 I have the honor to be with due Respect Your most obedt Servt

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LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, P.R.O., 30/55, Carleton Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For Congress’s resolution of 21 Oct. regarding David Franks, see Henry Laurens to GW, 22 Oct.; see also 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 , 12:1026.

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