Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Joshua Loring, 25 March 1777

To Joshua Loring1

Head Quarters Morris Town [New Jersey] March 25th 1777


His Excellency General Washington has permitted Doctor Thomas Sendown,2 the bearer hereof, and Mr. Laghlin McIntosh3 prisoners with us on parole, to go into New York to be exchanged for two other Gentlemen of similar rank, prisoners with you. The Gentlemen he desires should be released instead of them are Doctor Samuel McKensie,4 taken at Three Rivers, and Mr. Daniel Frink Commissary, who was taken at Fort Washington.

I am Sir   Your most humble servant

A Hamilton   ADC

ADfS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Loring was British commissary general of prisoners.

2Thomas Sandom (or Sendown), surgeon’s mate, British army.

3Loughlin McIntosh, commissary, British army.

4Before his capture in March, 1776, McKenzie was a surgeon with the Third Pennsylvania Regiment.

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