George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Clinton, 14 April 1783

Head Quarters 14th April 1783

Dear Sir

Impressed with the same Ideas as are mentioned in your Excellency’s Letter of Yesterday, I have this day previous to the receipt of yours transmitted to Brigr Genl McLean, commandg in the District of Niagara, Copies of several late Communications from Sir Guy Carleton—One of the Proclamations of the King of G. Britain for Cessation of Hostilities, and a New York Newspaper, containg the Articles of general Pacification between all the Belligerent powers.

These Dispatches are put under Cover to Colo. Willet, with my Desire to him, that they should be sent, with an Indian Runner, by the nearest Route, to Niagara—These papers, I hope, will answer the purposes mentioned by your Excellency, without the Delay of sendg to Sir Guy Carleton.

The Disasters which are said to have happened to the Wyoming Settlement are mentioned to me by Report only—I hope it is without foundation. I have the Honor to be With the highest Regard Dear Sir Your Excellency’s Most Obedient and humble Servant

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