George Washington Papers

From Tench Tilghman to Tobias Fernald, 2 December 1782

Head Quarters 2d Decemr 1782


His Excellency desires me to inform you that Capt. Pillsbury being a senior Captain, he does not think himself at liberty to permit him to be deranged upon the Resolve of the 19th of Novemr, without he makes particular application agreeble to the tenor of that Resolve—He must therefore be arranged—be informed of the Resolve, and if he wishes to take advantage of it he must apply to the Commander in Cheif and state his reasons for so doing. I am Sir Yr most obt Servt

Tench Tilghman



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