George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Patterson, 22 June 1779

To William Patterson

Head Quarters June 22d 1779


I duly received your letter of the 29th of May, which hurry of business has prevented my acknowleging sooner.

The present situation of affairs will only allow me time to request you will deliver the money you mention as remaining in your hands to the Pay Master General or his nearest deputy.1

I am much obliged to you for the intelligence you communicate2 and am Sir Your most Obedt humble servant.

Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC: GW. The draft manuscript is docketed in part: “Wm Patterson Penna Militia. Phil[adelphi]a.”

1In his letter to GW of 29 May, written at Philadelphia, Patterson reported that he held “a considerable Sum of publick money” and asked for directions on where “to deposit it.”

2Also in his letter to GW of 29 May, Patterson conveyed “from hints” information on an irregular enemy regiment moving toward Niagara.

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