George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James McHenry, 6 July 1796

War Office 6. July 1796.


In conformity with your Commands of the 1st instant, I have transmitted to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury, letters of which the inclosed is a Copy.

In the mean while I shall turn my attention to the subjects on which you have desired my report; which I shall make as soon as the unavoidable duties of the Office will permit. With the greatest respect I am Sir your most obedt humble servt

James McHenry

Secy of War

DLC: Papers of George Washington.


War Office July 5th 1796


Relatively to the inclosed papers the President has instructed me as follows.

“It is my desire that the charges exhibited against Genl Wayne by Brigadier Wilkinson, with the letters of crimination on both sides, should be laid before the heads of departments and your and their opinions reported to me on the measures necessary to be pursued to do justice to the public; the accused and the accuser—as also when and by whom the inquiry is to be made with the preliminary steps necessary thereto.

I submit to you in conformity with this order the letters and papers it refers to and request to be favoured as soon as convenient with your opinion.

When you have read the documents I beg they may be given to the Secretary of the Treasury for his perusal; my Clerks being too much engaged to make copies. I am Sir with great respect your obed. servant

James McHenry

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