George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Benjamin Lincoln, 16 April 1783

War Office April 16. 1783

Dear General

By the enclosed Resolves of Congress, your Excellency will learn, that we are in conjunction to make proper Arrangements for setting at liberty all land Prisoners.

It seems to be the wish of Congress that this business should be effected as soon as possible, therefor to avoid the delays which may arise by adjusting the matter between us by Letter, I have to propose that your Excellency would meet me at Ring wood on saturday Noon, this will not only shorten my distance, but as I shall ride in a Chair, it will save me the worst part of the Road—My route from Morris Town will be through Pompton. I have the Honor to be with sincere esteem Your Excellencys Most Obed. Hble sert

B. Lincoln

N.B. I wish the Qr Mr General would attend your Excellency to Ring wood.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

Index Entries