George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Elias Dayton, 11 June 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh June 11. 1782


I am informed by casual report that a Captain of the 57th Regt British, lately taken by Captain Hyler at the Light House, is on his Parole at Elizabeth Town, or in that vicinity, as it is improper he should remain at any place so near the Lines, & as I am informed he is wounded in such a manner as to be incapable of being removed to a distance, I wish you to pay immediate attention to the Matter, & to have him without loss of time, taken into safe custody, conveyed to the Jersey Line or some other place of security, & guarded in such a manner as that he cannot possibly make his escape, at the same time that you must be answerable for his safe keeping you will be pleased to have him treated with every species of tenderness & delicacy his circumstances may require, & his situation will admit. I am Sir &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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