Major General William Heath to George Washington

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 […]

George Washington’s Resignation Address to the Continental Congress

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 […]

George Washington to John Banister, 21 April 1778

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 | […]