George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Elias Dayton, 1 February 1782

Philadelphia 1[st] Feby 1782


Mr Skinner th Commissary of Prisoners has informed me, that the communication between our Posts & those of the Enemy is stop’d, by the Sheriff’s having confined two persons who came in the last Flag.

I should not be sorry for this circumstance, was it not of some consequence that the business Mr Skinner has in hand should be completed. I will thank you to make the necessary inquiry into this matter, and to take such measures as may be most proper for obtaining an interview between the two Commissaries. with great regard I am [Dr Sr] Your Most Obed[t] Servt

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