George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Friedrich Wilhelm von Lossberg, 1 July 1782

New York July 1st 1782.


I have the Honor of addressing myself to Your Excellency upon this occasion, to request that you would grant a Passport for a Quarter Master "accompanied by two Non Commissioned Officers" to proceed from hence to Philadelphia, with Money, Clothing, and Necessaries for the Hessian Prisoners of war at that Place; and as the transportation of those Articles is attended with considerable Expense, I would wish that they might be permitted to Pass through Jersey, by the shortest Route: this indulgence will in all human probability save the Lives of many Men, I therefore flatter myself that it will be granted. I have the Honor to remain Your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble Servant


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