George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas McKean, 4 September 1781

Head Quarters Philadelphia Septr 4th 1781


I do myself the honor to enclose the Copy of a Letter, received last night from the Commanding Officer of the British Marine at New York, in answer to mine respecting the treatment of Naval Prisoners; and have to request the decision of Congress, whether an Officer shall be sent in, to inspect the situation of our Prisoners, under the proposed conditions. I have the honor to be With perfect respect & esteem Your Excellencys Most Obedient Servant

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DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.

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