George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Antoine-Jean-Louis Le Bègue de Presle Duportail, 18 May 1783

Head Quarters. 18th May 1783

Dr sir

I have received your favor by Capt. Segond—and have informed that Gentleman that I have the same Ideas of the Impropriety of the Appointment he solicits as you express in your Letter—I have however written a Line to the Secretary at War in his Behalf, mentiong his Circumstances, & leaving it entirely with Genl Lincoln, whether to apply to Congress in favor of his Promotion or not, as he shall think Circumstances & Capt. Segonds particular Case may render proper. I am sir &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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