George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Elias Boudinot, 1 July 1783

Princeton July 1st 1783

Dear Sir

I do myself the Pleasure of enclosing a Line to your Excellency from Major General Howe, who arrived with his detachment, in this Neighbourhood last Evening.

By the last Accounts from Philadelphia the Mutiny was entirely quelled and the Lancaster division had marched to that Town; but it is reported that after their Submission, Coll Humpton furloughed the greater part of them—I hope it is not true, as Coll Humpton himself waited on me and in the Name of the Line, assured Congress that in no Case would they ever accept the Command of the mutineers again without the express directions of Congress—This Satisfied Us so far as to prevent any prudential Orders of that kind—I have the Honor to be with the most perfect Respect & Esteem Your Excellency Most Obedt & very Hble

Elias Boudinot

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