George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Benjamin Lincoln, 28 August 1789

From Benjamin Lincoln

New Haven [Conn.] 28 Augt 1789 2 oClock P.M.


A few moments since I arrived here on my way to New York the packet sets off at 3 oClock1 perhaps I might arrive sooner should I take passage in her than by the stages but as that is attended with a degree of uncertainty I have determined to pursue my first intentions of coming on by land—I have thought it my duty to give your Excellency this information & that I shall, probably, be in the City tomorrow, Saturday, evening that you might be free’d from a doubt which might possibly rest on your Excellencys mind. I have the honor of being with the most perfect esteem your Excellencys most Obedient servant.

B. Lincoln

ALS, DNA:PCC, item 158.

1Benjamin Lincoln was on his way to New York to assume his duties as a commissioner to the southern Indians. See GW to Lincoln, 20 Aug. 1789, GW to the United States Senate, 21 Aug. 1789, and GW to the Commissioners to the Southern Indians, 29 Aug. 1789.

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