George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Phillips, 9 November 1780

Head Quarters 9th November 1780


I had the honor of receiving your favor of the 4th by Mr Commissary Skinner, who reported to me the exchanges of the Officers and privates which had been carried finally into effect by him and Mr Loring, and laid before me proposals of exchanging a further number of the Officers and Staff of the Convention Troops for a like number of ours, on equality of Rank, or by composition, where that would not apply. I have acceded to these propositions, and orders are gone to permit the Gentlemen interested in the exchange immediately to repair to Elizabeth Town. I have forwarded all the letters committed to my care by the same Express.

I have given Mr Skinner directions on the subject of the other propositions.

As soon as I am informed of the name of the Vessel intended for Virginia, and other particulars requisite, I will grant passports for her—If she is to return to New York, you will be pleased to mention it, that the passports may be made out accordingly. I have the honor to be Sir Yr most obt and hble Serv.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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