George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Benjamin Lincoln, 5 June 1782

War Office June 5. 1782

Dear General

I have been honoured with your favors of the 28th and 29th Ultimo—Monday is assigned for coming to the choice of a Judge Advocate. I hear that Col. Ramsay, Col. Ennis and Major [          ] are in nomination. I have not the pleasure of knowing either of them but it is said by those who do, that they are Men of Education and abilities.

I gave Congress an extract of your Excellencys letter with Sir Guys answer to you on the subject of removing the inhabitants of South Carolina—both are committed.

I have conferred with Mr Morris on the complaints of the Officers against the operation of the new Contract he will be particular in his answer.

I have no doubt but when the system you are forming, by which the issues are to be regulated reaches Mr Morris he will so settle the matter with the Contractors as to give general satisfaction. I have the Honour to be Dear General with the highest Respect Your Excellys most obed. Servant

B. Lincoln

P.S. I expect to have the pleasure of seeing your Excelly at head Qr. Tuesday next. Congress have resolved that the commander in chief & secretary at war take order for enlisting.

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