George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Ralph Izard, 14 June 1783

Head Quarters. 14th June 1783


I have transmitted to Governor Clinton the Letter of Mrs De Lancey, which you ‘was pleased to inclose to me.

The Acts complained of were committed at a Time when neither civil or military Government existed in that part of the Country. & while Measures were concerting for their Re:establishment under American Laws & Polity—those enormities, being totally abhorrent to my Disposition, as soon as they were made known to me, I communicated to the Governor, who is equally disposed to preserve Peace & good Order.

The Chief Justice of the State, supported by a Regiment of Continental Troops, is now administering Justice in that County, since his Arrival there, I believe no Outrages like what Mrs De Lancey complains of have been experienced—and I hope e’er long, that good order & Regularity of Government may prevail in that distressed County.I am &ca

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