George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Carlile, 16 September 1780

Head Qrs Sepr 16. 1780


I have received your Letter of this date and am sorry to find You have not obtained [from] your State the benefits which are proposed & recommended by the Resolution to which You refer. I am sensible of the difficulties attending your situation on this account, and therefore consent to one of your going to His Excellency, Governor Lee, as You request. You will inform Colonel Hazen of it. Unfortunately there is no money in the military chest or your Paymaster or the Officer acting as such, might obtain a warrant on account of your pay. I inclose a line addressed to Major General Greene, who will furnish One of You with a Horse, Saddle & Bridle on your application, if circumstances will admit, for the journey, which You will return again when the Officer arrives in Camp. I am Gentln with esteem Yr Most Obed. St

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