George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Lachlan McIntosh, 15 December 1783

Philadelphia 15th Decr 1783

Dr Sir

I have within a few days past received your two favors of the 15 October and 1st Novr the latter inclosing your application to Congress.

Inclosed is my Letter to the Minister of france on the subject of Captain Du Coins—I have yet no answer, if it comes before I close this, I will send it you.

Tomorrow I set off for Annapolis on my way home and will deliver your application with the other inclosure to Congress—but I must observe, that the Resolve of your assembly of 1 feby last, on which Congress must found their Resolution for Rescinding their former Resolve Respecting you, may, for want of its being authenticated properly, be deemed insufficient for Congress to act on. I will however give your application all the support in my power and have no doubt Congress will be happy in doing you Justice. With great Regard—I am Dear Sir Your very humble & Obedt Servant

Go: Washington

PWacD: Sol Feinstone Collection.

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