George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Horatio Gates, 12 April 1779

To Major General Horatio Gates

Head Quarters Middlebrook 12th April 1779.


I have successively received your several letters of the 4th 16th 24th & 28th of March.

General Sullivan arrived the day before yesterday at this place.

Though Major Harnage appears to be peculiarly situated, and to have a claim to the indulgence he requests; I do not think myself at liberty to grant it without the permission of Congress. I have transmitted his letter to them, and I shall be happy to have it in my power, without delay, to send him such an answer as he wishes.1 I am sir, your most hble servt

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LS, in James McHenry’s writing, NHi: Gates Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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