George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jacob Bayley, 25 January 1783

Newbury 25th Janry 1783


I am Sory to Tire your Excelencys patience with my letters but as you was pleased to Imploy one in Some business in Time past. The account of which I have Sent to General Hazen who will lay them before your Excelency for your approbation. I have wrote him who will say what is necessesary on the accounts you will pardon me when I make one request more for my Son in Captivety, when the other prisoners Came away the 20th october he had not received a Change of Cloathing from that he was Taken with which was very light had not Changed his Shirt for four months I Should have Sent him releaf if I could have Done it in a Lawfull way, but I belong to the grants and no State, I would also mention Lt Henry Lovewell and John Lovewel who were in Irons at Quebek when the other prisoners came away. in october last, I can Send a Flag acrost Easily if I had your Excelencys orders for it. I am your Excelencys very Humble Servant

Jacob Bayley

Since writing the above I have news that my Son is returned home by what means do not hear.

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