George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Laurens, 21 May 1778

From Henry Laurens

York Town [Pa.] 21st May 1778


I dispatched Barry this Morning with a Letter which I had the honour of writing to Your Excellency last Night.

The present is for the sole purpose of transmitting the Inclosed Act of Congress of this date to enable Your Excellency to answer General Sir William Howe’s late proposition for Exchange of prisoners.1 I have the honor to be With the greatest Esteem & Regard Sir Your Excellency’s Most obedient & most humble servant

Henry Laurens,
President of Congress.

ALS, DLC:GW; LB, DNA:PCC, item 13.

1See JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 11:520–21.

Index Entries