George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Clinton, 23 March 1782

New York March 23d 1782.


A Flag of Truce Vessel, which was dispatched from hence with Money for the Prisoners of War in Pennsylvania, having been Boarded by a Party of Armed Men in Whale Boats on the Night of the 14th Instant, as it lay at Anchor close to Elizabeth Town Point, and a Hessian Officer, whom His Excellency Lieutenant General Knyphausen had sent in Charge of a Sum of Money for the Use of the Hessian Prisoners of War, having been plundered by the abovementioned Party of the whole Amount, which put him under the Necessity of returning to this Place—General Knyphausen has therefore thought proper to replace the Money, and the same Officer will again proceed to execute the Business with which he was first charged, under the Sanction of the former Passport granted by you, upon General Knyphausen’s Application. I am, Sir, Your most obedient and Most humble Servant

H. Clinton

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