George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 16 January 1781

From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.

Lebanon [Conn.] 16th Jany 1781.

Dear Sir

In my letter of the 13th instant was enclosed a Resolution of Congress respecting the garrison at Wyoming.1

Colo. Denison belonging to that place returning from hence will deliver this—he is a gentlemen of established good character and fully acquainted with the circumstances of that part of the Country. I therefore thought it proper, as he is pass⟨i⟩ng near your Head quarters—to desire him to wait on Your Excellency, and give such information as you will request concerning the importance and necessity of maintaining that post—the circumstances of the inhabitants there, and of their abilities to furnish provisions—They have indeed suffered beyond almost any people.2 I am, with high Esteem & Consideration Your Excellency’s Most Obedient humble Servant

Jonth; Trumbull

ALS, DLC:GW. GW’s aide-de-camp David Humphreys wrote “Acknowledged 30th” on the docket, but see n.2 below.

2For GW’s acknowledgement of this letter, see Circular to the States, 29 Jan., postscript.

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