George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Hanson, 6 June 1782

Head Quarters 6th June 1782


I have the Honor to transmit to your Excellency, for the Observation of Congress, the inclosed Correspondence, which passed between Sir Guy Carleton and myself, in Consequence of the Resolution of Congress, conveyed to me by the Minister of War, refusing a passport for Mr Morgan to go to Philadelphia with Dispaches from the British Commander in Chief.

No mention of his dispatches has been made since mine of the 21st of May—nor any thing passed between us since Sir Guy’s Letter to me of the 23d.

It may be in the power of Congress to account for this silence better than I can. With great Esteem & Respect I have the Honor to be Sir Your Excellencys Most Obedient & most humble Servant

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

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