George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Benjamin Lincoln, 11 November 1782

War-Office November 11th 1782

Dear Sir,

I have been honored with Your Excellency’s favor of the 6th instant.

I see the difficulty to which you must be reduced respecting the post at Wyoming—if any thing more is done I am convinced it must be by Congress.

I have already transmitted your Excellency the decision of Congress in Asgill’s affair—Enclosed is a subsequent resolve on the subject of retaliation.

On my return from Camp I stated the complaints of the Army very fully to Congress—a Committee was appointed to consider my letter—and they have agreed to a report on Every part of it Except the half pay—on which I think they will soon report—Enclosed is a copy of the report agreed on, which will come before Congress tomorrow.

As the matter of purchasing clothing is with the Superintendant of Finance, I cannot now reply to that part of your Excellency’s letter—but, I will confer with Mr Morris, and inform you of the result.

I Know nothing of Mr McDonald a volunteer—General Hazen, who is now here, wishes he might be permitted to go in. I have the honor to be, with perfect respect and attachment, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant

B. Lincoln

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