AbstractWashington, George (b. February 16, 1732, d. December 17, 1799), President of the United States of America (1789-1797).
Letter signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, to Major Benjamin Tallmadge, Headquarters, Bergen County, dated September 16, 1780.
1 page; folio; docketed upon receipt by Major Tallmadge.
Dimensions: 21.5 cm. x 34 cm.
DescriptionTranscript: Head Quarters, Bergen County, 16th Sept. 1780.
I have recd. yours of the 13th: as I have
your several late favors with their enclosures. It is im:
:possible for me, circumstanced as matters are, to give
a positive answer to C-- juniors request; as I cannot,
without knowing his views, tell what are his expectations.
Of this, both you and he may rest assured, that should
he continue servicable and faithful, and should the
issue of our Affairs prove as favorable as we hope, I
shall be ready to recommend him to the public, if
public employ shall be his aim, and if not, that
I shall think myself bound to represent his conduct
in the light it deserves, and procure him a compen:
sation of another kind.
I shall take the first good opportunity of
sending you a further sum of Money for contin:
I am Dear Sir
Your most ob.' Servt
G. o Washington