George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Pierce, 19 March 1783

Newburgh 19th Mar. 1783


I am sorry to be trouble some, but as you did not answer a question in my last, I am obliged to repeat it. I mean that one, which respects General McDougall. My reason for it is; that Gentleman applied (within the space mentioned in my last) for a Sum for Secret Services—not having the means of compliance, I was obliged to have recourse to Philadelphia—where I obtained money, & find in my Accts that Genl McDougall is charged with the Sum he required of me—but whether my application to Phila. was in his name or my own, I am somewhat doubtful—if the first, & he should be charged there, there must, in that case, be some error in my Accts—If on the contrary—all is right—& I wish to be satisfied perfectly of this fact. I am with much esteem Sir Yr most Obedt Ser.

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PHi: Dreer Collection.

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