George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General Anthony Wayne, 16 January 1781

To Brigadier General Anthony Wayne

Head Quarters New Windsor January 16th 1781.

Dear sir

The receipt of your favor of the 11th Instant afforded great satisfaction, by informing me that the unhappy affair, which had given you so much trouble and anxiety, was likely, speedily to be settled.1

You will be informed by Major Genl St Clair, why I did not think it expedient (as matters were circumstanced) to give an answer to your last by the usual Route.2

I thank you for the hint given in the conclusion of your Letter, and Am Dr sir With great regard & esteem Your Most Obedt servant

Go: Washington

LS, in David Humphreys’s writing, PHi: Wayne Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1See Wayne to GW, 11 January. For the conclusion of the Pennsylvania line mutiny, see Wayne to GW, 21 Jan., and GW to Wayne, 27 January.

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