Nyack October 22 1782
I have the honor to inform your Excellency that yesterday I made prisoner of a Navel officer of the rank of Lieutenant and four seamen the officer is exceeding anxious of being exchangd or having his parole for a few Days.
your Excellency would much oblig me by permiting the officer to be exchangd for one Lieut. Brainerd who hath been a prisoner for a Long time on board the guard ship at New york. Humanity dictats me to make this request as the situation of his Family is exceeding unhappy. I have the Honour to be your Excellencys Most obdient Humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.