Washington, George, 1732-1799. The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources: Volume 4
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To THE PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS Cambridge, February 9, 1776.

    Sir: I beg leave to Inform you at the request of the Committee of Pay Table of the Colony of Connecticut, that I have not advanced to any of the Regiments from that Government any money, except the sum of seven thousand one hundred and seventy-two and one ninth Dollars, on the 20th November last to Major General Putnam for the 34th Regt. under his


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command. I should have paid them in the same manner I did the rest of the Army, had I not been prevented by the Colonels, who expressed their Inclination to receive the whole at once, upon their return home at the expiration of service, as was customary in their Colony, for this reason I never included them in my Estimates of money and have made no provision for their payment. Always Imagining that what ever payments the Colony made them, Congress would apply to their Credit in the General Account against the United Colonies, or refund upon application. I have, etc. 80

[Note:In the writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. ]