George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Benjamin Lincoln, 24 April 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh 24th Aprl 1782

Dear Sir

The inclosed Copy of a Letter from Governor Clinton, with my Answer to him, you will be pleased to submit to the Consideration of Congress: the Subject will be disclosed by a perusal, from whence you will also observe the Importance of an early Decision.

The Necessity of the Case only, grounded on the Govrs Representation, could have induced me to have consented so far as I have done and this I hope will apologize for me with Congress.

On this Subject it may probably be well to consult the Superintendt of Finance—I know not how far the feeding of the Levies of any of the States have entered into the Estimates on which he has grounded the Calculations of his Contracts. With great Regard & Esteem I am Dear Sir Your most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.

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