The following letter, which will appear in a future volume of the Revolutionary War Series, discusses officers’ pay and mentions Lafayette’s arrival at Boston. The letter printed below is taken from the typed transcript. Original manuscript images of Maj. General Heath’s letter to Washington at the Library of Congress: Page […]
On Saturday 20 December 1783 Washington wrote to the Continental Congress, notifying it of his arrival in Annapolis, Maryland, with the intention of “asking leave to resign the commission he has the honor of holding in their service, and desiring to know their pleasure in what manner it will be […]
By His Excellency &c A Proclamation Nov. 4. 1783 Whereas the United States in Congress assembled were pleased on the 29 day of October last to pass the following resolve “That the Comr in Chief &c—”  In compliance therefore with the foregoing resolve I do hereby give this public notice […]
A message condemning the use of profanity amongst the troops of the Continental Army.
A long and revealing letter giving Washington’s ideas about the army and Congress and his reaction to British moves toward peace negotiations. Original manuscript images of Washington’s letter to Banister at the Library of Congress: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | […]