George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Sullivan, 12 March 1784

From John Sullivan

Durham [N.H.] March 12th 1784


Your Excellencys favor of the 28th of December, respecting the attendance of our Delegates at the General Meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati on the first Monday of May; came to hand the first Instant—the Contents have been communicated & a Meeting appointed on the second of April, at which time I doubt not Delegates will be chosen & the proper steps taken to insure a punctual attendance.1 I have the honor to be with the most perfect attachment Your Excellencys most obedt & very humble servant

Jno. Sullivan


John Sullivan (1740–1795), the son of Irish parents, was one of the major generals in the Continental army. On leaving the army in 1779, he was elected to Congress from New Hampshire and continued to be a leading figure in state politics until his death. At this time he was the attorney general of New Hampshire.

1Only Col. Henry Dearborn (1751–1829) attended the general meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati from New Hampshire in May 1784.

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