George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Howe, 10 March 1782

Phila. 10th March 1782


If your application is not to Congress—directly—it must be through the Secretary at War agreeable to a Resolve of Congress. The enquiry into your conduct was instituted in consequence of an order of Congress & was once before the board of War. Your coming to this place was by no order of mine & consequently the Necessity of it unknown to me—The Acct will, no doubt, be referred to the board of Treasury or Auditors for Settlement, & the information respecting the necessity of your coming to this City, & continuance in it after the Sentence of the Court was approved, you alone can give. I am—Dr Sir Yr Most Obt Servt

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