Today in History–March 24–the Library of Congress features a letter George Washington wrote to the Continental Congress on this date in 1776, one week after British troops evacuated Boston but remained nearby. In the letter General Washington expressed his surprise and disappointment at the situation and went on to describe the exploits of the British in the area. During the Revolution, Washington maintained frequent correspondence with Congress. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to learn more from the words and deeds of the United States’ founding fathers.
The story of Washington’s March 24, 1776 letter to Continental Congress from America’s Library
Washington’s letter of March 19, 1776 describing the British evacuation
Washington’s letter of March 24, 1776
Continental Congress orders a gold medal for General Washington March 25, 1776
General Washington thanks the Continental Congress in letter of April 18, 1776