George Washington Papers

From David Humphreys to Rufus Putnam, 4 February 1783

Head Quarters Feby 4th 1783


By the enclosed Letter from Mr Hobby, it appears that he wishes to suggest some new Matters which he supposes would operate in procuring a Discharge for the Negro Man claimed by him—Whereupon, His Excellency the Commander in Chief is pleased to direct, that you will cause the Proceedings to be revised by the same Court, in order that they may be enabled to take into consideration, any additional circumstances or reasons which may be exhibited by the Claimant & report thereon. I have the honor to be &.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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