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  Letter to Alexander McDougall and Henry Knox, September 3, 1782
George Washington. Letter signed: Head Quarters, to Major Generals Alexander McDougall and Henry Knox, 1782 September 3. 2 p. + doc.

Head Quarters 3d. Septemr 1782


I have concluded to name you on the part of the United States, as Commissioners, to meet those of Sir Guy Carleton, for the purpose of settling a general Cartel of Business & etc agreeable to the inclosed Resolutions of Congress.

I have therefore to desire you Gentlemen to undertake this Business and if any previous preparation is necessary, that you will be pleased to attend to it as early as possible; as I wait only for a reply to some Queries put to Congress before I make out your Instructions, and appoint the Time & place of the Meeting, which [2] are to be announced from me to Sir Guy Carleton.

The proceedings & report of the late Commissioners are sent you by this Conveyance, and are at your Service by way of preparation, or in Course of transacting the Business.

I am Gentlemen
Your most Obedient Servt
Go: Washington

Majors Genl McDougal and Knox

Genl Washingtons
of 3d Sepr 1782 to
Self & Genl Knox.
133 (copied WWH)

Notes: Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George Washington. v. 25: 111-12