George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Joseph Vose, 1 January 1783

Head Quarters Janry. 1st 1783


I approve of your conduct respecting the Flag—Messrs Lewis & Nicholson are to be permitted to proceed on their Journey, but Mr Kinloch will be under the necessity of returning as I have informed him—Mr Mott who was detained some days ago may also return.

In future Flags of Truce properly authenticated & conducted are to be received at the New Bridge on the Croton until further directions--other Instructions will be given in a few days on this subject to the Officer Commanding on the Lines. I am Sir with great regard Your Most obedt Servt

Go: Washington

P.S. You will please to send a safe guard with Mr Kinloch if he chooses it.

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