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  Letter to George Clinton, April 14, 1783
TRANSCRIPT GLC 639.26
George Washington. Letter signed: Head Quarters, to Governor George Clinton, 1783 April 14. 2 p.

Head Quarters 14th April 1783 -

Dear Sir,

Impressed with the same Ideas as are mentioned in your Excellencys Letter of Yesterday, I have this Day [inserted: previous to receipt of yours] transmitted to Brigr Genl McLean, commandg in the District of Niagara, Copies of several late Communmications from Sir Guy Carleton—One of the Proclamations of the King of G Britain for Cessation of Hostilities, and a New York Newspaper, containing the Articles of general Pacification between all the Belligerent powers.

These Dispatches are put under Cover to Colo Willet, with my Desire to him, that they should be sent, with an Indian Runner, by the nearest Route, to Niagara – These papers, I hope, will answer the purposes mentioned by your Excellency, without the Delay of sendg to Sir Guy Carleton –

The Disasters which are said [2] to have happened to the Wyoming Settlement are mentioned to me by Report only – I hope it is without foundation. –

I have the Honor to be
with the highest Regard—
Dear Sir
Your Excellencys
Most obedient and
humble Servant
Go: Washington
His Excellency
Govr. Clinton

Notes: Governor Clinton’s name was written in the margin at the end of p. 1, but for consistency, it is included at the conclusion of the letter in this transcript.