George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Benjamin Lincoln, 14 August 1782

Philadelphia Augt 14th 1782

My dear General

Since closing my public letter I have learned that the committee to whom your Excellency’s letter was referred reported in favor of the discharge of Lord Cornwallis’ but it was violently opposed in Congress & among others by Governor Rutledge who was one of the Committee. I have the honor to be With perfect esteem Your most Obe. servant

B. Lincoln

PHi: Dreer Collection.

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