George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Heath, 21 October 1780

Head Quarters Prackness Octr 21st 1780

Dr Sir

Lt Colo. Varick and Major Franks late of General Arnolds family having requested of me a Court of inquiry to ascertain the part they acted relative to the transactions of General Arnold; you will be pleased to appoint a Court of Inquiry, to examine into the conduct of the Gentlemen in their connection with the late Major General Arnold, during his command at West-point, and relative to the circumstances of his desertion to the enemy.

I have directed General Knox to apply to you for permission for Mr Garanger to make some experiments in Artillery, which you will please to grant. I am With very great esteem & Regard Dear Sir Your most Obedt humble Servt

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