George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James McHenry, 29 June 1796

War Office 29 June 1796.


I beg you to sign the within authority to borrow for the use of the City of Washington and to have it returned to me with a power signed by the three commissioners. You may recollect that the one sent me for a duplicate contained only the names of two of them viz. Mr Scotts & Mr Thorntons. The Willinks may consider that power as imperfect as the law and your authority have reference to three. With the greatest respect I have the honour to be Sir Your most obt St

James McHenry

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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