George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Bibby, 2 April 1780

2d April 1780

Lieutenant Bibby of the Convention Troops has permission to proceed from New York to South Carolina by Water with dispatches from Major General Phillips to His Excellency Sir Henry Clinton, on the subject of the late meeting of the British and American Commissioners at Amboy, for the purpose of negotiating a Cartel and general exchange of Prisoners. He is to return again by Water to New ÐYork: But the permission hereby granted to Lieut. Bibby is meant to extend to his personal security only, and not to operate as a passport for the Vessel in which he may go or return, so as to exempt her, her Cargo and Crew from being lawfully captured. Given at Head Quarters at Morris Town the 2d day of April 1780.

G. Washington.

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