George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Matthias Ogden, 22 February 1779

To Colonel Matthias Ogden

Head Qrs Midlebrook 22 fby 1779


I have recd your letter of yesterdays date.1

I herewith send you a copy of the charges exhibited against you by Capn Morrison. You will be pleased to notify, when you are prepared for a defence, that the evidences may be summoned, and a court ordered on the business agreeable to your desire.2 I am Sr &.


Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Ogden’s letter to GW of 21 Feb. has not been found.

2This enclosure has not been identified. For Capt. Isaac Morrison’s charges against Ogden and Ogden’s court-martial, see GW to William Maxwell, 20 and 24 Feb., and General Orders, 1 March and 2 April.

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