George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Joseph Reed, 1 April 1780

Head Quarters Morris Town April 1st 1780


I have been honoured with Your Excellency’s Letter of the 21st Instant, with the inclosures to which it refers. The proceedings of the Honourable Council on the subject of the Memorial, were certainly founded in the greatest propriety—and I am surprised the officers in whose behalf it was preferred, should have wished for a departure from a general principle of arrangement. At the same time that the determination of the Council on the occasion, must be approved by All, I cannot but acknowledge myself peculiarly flattered by their expressions of confidence and the manner in which they pleased to refer the business to me. I have the Honor to be with great respect & esteem Yr Excellency’s Most Obed. sert

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