George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Dickinson, 28 March 1782

Morris Town March 28th 1782


I lately gave permission for two Vessells to proceed as Flags of Truce from New York to Wilmington with Cloathing & necessaries for the British and Hessian Prisoners confined in Philadelphia and Lancaster. I thought it proper to give your Excellency this information that such measures as you may think proper may be taken to prevent any improper intercourse between the Flags & the Inhabitants.

The persons who have charge of the Cloathing (who are mentioned in their passports) will I suppose want Waggons to transport it to the places of delivery they will pay the expence and I could wish that they might not be imposed on in that respect. I have the honor to be Sir Your Excellencys Most Obedt hum. Servt

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