George Washington Papers

From David Humphreys to Ephraim Blaine, 2 February 1781

Head Quarters Febry 2. 1781


The bearer Mr Perote waits upon you by His Excellency’s direction—If it can be made to appear satisfactorily to you, that the Cattle were applied to the public use—the General would have some compensation made for them. Mr Perote’s character & circumstances plead in his favor; but a precedent should not be established, notwithstanding, which will do injustice to the Public. I am Sir &c.

D. Humphrys

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