George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Abraham Skinner, 3 May 1780

Hd Qrs Morris Town May 3d 1780


By a Letter I have just received from His Excellency the Governor of Maryland and one from the Honourable the Board of War upon the same subject, I find that the State, by whom Lt Colo. Conolly was taken in 1775, and who is still a prisoner, are very desirous of having him exchanged for Lt Colo. Ramsay. They claim it as a right which has been exercised by other States in similar instances and which, it is farther said is reserved by the late Resolution of Congress—and they have requested that it may be carried into effect. Under these circumstances I can not object to the exchange, and you will write to the British Commissary and make the Exchange if he will agree to it. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt St

G. W

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