George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Abraham Skinner, 4 May 1782

Head Quarters May 4th 1782


I expected, in obedience to my order of the 20th & agreable to your Letter of the 22nd Apl that a Return of the Officers Prisoners in our possession would have been transmitted me immediately and I cannot account for your delay.

You will now inclose it to Genl Hazen & deliver it to Lieut. Hywell who will be the bearer of this—and you will be particular in distinguishing in it such as are unconditional Prisoner & such as are taken under any Convention or Capitulation, with the places where they are.

I must also desire that you will immediately Join the Army, prepared to continue, bringing with you a Copy of the above return. I am &c

P.S. Be pleased to give me the circumstances of the detention of Badgely and Hatfield who are said to have been apprehended when under the sanction of a Flag.

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