George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Benjamin Lincoln, 9 October 1782

War Office October 9. 1782

Dear General,

I have been honoured with your letters of the 3d and have laid before Congress the Copy of your letter to Sir Guy Carleton.

I have written to General Greene respecting the disposition of the Troops which I mentioned to your Excellency.

General Hazen has been some time since notified that no passes signed by him would avail the Officers. In a late letter to your Excellency I have requested your opinion on the propriety or impropriety of indulging the Officers to go into New York. I wish sincerely your ideas of this matter.

I have the honour to inclose two resolves of Congress—one of the 1st and the other of the 4th instant. With the highest Sentiments of Esteem I have the honour to be Your Exs most obed. Servant

B. Lincoln

P.S. As the Indians are called in could not the troops be removed from Wyoming.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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