George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Charles Willson Peale, 21 June 1780

June 21st 1780

Dr Sir

Knowing Colo: Ramseys oppinion of what would be the difficulties, and also what the most certain mode to obtain his Exchange, I had applyed to some Gentlemen of Congress and the board of War, to obtain Liberty for Lieut. Coll Conolley to go into New York on parole. I did not make my application to them as a Body, but Individually, and am Informed that the power of granting my request rests with your Excellency. You know how far the importunity of Conolley when on the spot will opperate towards effecting this Exchange. My Intention is only to lay the Matter before you, and if it is your pleasure to give the permission, I flatter myself that I shall be happy in having Coll Ramsey Releived from Captivity. I have the Honor to be your Excellencys most obledient Humble Servant

Chas Willson Peale

PHi: Gratz Collection.

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