George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Jay, 8 September 1779

To John Jay

Head Quarters West-point 8th Septr 1779.


I had the honor to address your Excellency yesterday—since which I have received the within intelligence.1 It comes from a person who in general has been exact and authentic in his accounts, and in whose information I place a principal confidence.

The counterfiet sixty dollar bill which he mentions is also inclosed.2 I have the honor to be with great respect and esteem your Excellency’s most obt servt

Go: Washington

LS, in James McHenry’s writing, DNA:PCC, item 152; Df, DLC:GW; copy, DNA: PCC, item 169; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Congress read this letter on 13 Sept. (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 15:1050).

2This enclosure has not been identified.

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