George Washington Papers

To George Washington from General Henry Clinton, 19 November 1778

From General Henry Clinton

November 19th 1778


I received Your Excellency’s letter of the 14th Instant, acquainting me that You had transmitted to Congress my proposition relative to an exchange of the Troops of Convention.

In consequence of Your letter to Mr Clarke1 I have sent Major Bruen, Deputy Quarter Mr General of the Army to King’s Ferry with the Money & Necessaries, mentioned by Mr Clarke for the use of the Troops under the Command of Major General Phillips; and if they should have occasion for more, I make no doubt You will be so obliging to permit Major Bruen to send me information thereof, in order that they may be forwarded by the same route.2 I have the honor to be with all due respect Your Excellency’s Most humble Servt

H. Clinton

Copy, P.R.O., 30/55, Carleton Papers.

2Henry Bruen was commissioned a lieutenant in the British army in May 1761 and joined the 63d Regiment of Foot in February 1765. He rose to the rank of captain in October 1768 and thereafter became a deputy quartermaster general, purchasing the rank of major in the 15th Regiment of Foot in July 1777 and continuing to serve at least until 1781.

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