George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Hanson, 24 December 1781

Philadelphia Decr 24th 1781


I do myself the honor to inclose Your Excellency the report of the Commissary General of Prisoners who has just returned from Elizabeth Town—As it contains a refusal on the part of the Enemy to proceed in the exchange of Officers except Lord Cornwallis is included, I must request the further instructions of Congress upon the subject. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Your Excellencys most Obt Humble Servt

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

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