George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Buchanan, 15 December 1780

The Memorial of John Buchanan

West point Decr 15th 1780.

May it please Your Excellancy

Your memorlist Sweth that he has ever since the begining of the Year 1766 been in Publick Service; And has not for allmost three years had any pay for his Services, Nor Cloathing except two Shirts and a pair or two of Shoes.

Your memorlist would be glad that your Excellancy would consider his situation, And point out a method for him to get his pay and Cloathing according to his Appointment As the Q: M: refuseth payment he not being appointed by him Your Excellancy will likewise be pleas’d, to remmember, that your memorlist has not been Accknowledged by any of the States nor has had any State priviledges.

And as there is but little prospect of money at present would be glad of Your Excellancy’s order for some Cloathing as He is in great necessity. I am Your Excellancy’s Most Humble Sarvant

John Buchanan

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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