George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Livingston, 17 June 1779

From William Livingston

Middlebrook 17 June 1779

Dear Sir

Our Assembly being adjourned,1 I take the Liberty to acquaint your Excellency that I purpose to reside in this Neighbourhood for about a fortnight or 3 weeks, & perhaps during the Summer so that if your Excellency will be pleased to direct your dispatches for me accordingly.2 I have the honour to be with the greatest respect your Excellencys &c.

ADf, NN: Lyon Letter Book.

1The New Jersey General Assembly had adjourned on 12 June “to meet at Trenton on Wednesday the fifteenth of September” (N.J. Gen. Assembly Proc., April–June 1779, 2d sitting, 3d sess., 156).

2Between 16 June and 25 Aug., Livingston addressed most of his letters from Raritan, N.J. (see Prince, Livingston Papers, description begins Carl E. Prince et al., eds. The Papers of William Livingston. 5 vols. Trenton and New Brunswick, N.J., 1979–88. description ends 3:113–66).

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