George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Daniel Murray, 3 December 1782

New York 3 Decemr 1782

Major Murray does himself the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Card from General Washington with the letters, which shall be forwarded to England by the first safe opportunity.

Major Murray however feels himself Mortify’d at the Idea that his appology for taking the liberty to address a packet to His Excellency should have given the trouble of an Answer, And ‘tho the Major intended to presume upon the permission to forward Mr & Mrs Lloyds letters under General Washington’s protection, he could wish to be understood not to mean to intrude on His Excellency’s politeness and more Serious occupations.


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