George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Ten Bush, 18 April 1783

Head Quarters 18th of April 1783

By His Excellency George Washington General & Commander in Chief of the Forces of the United States of America.

Permission hereby granted to the Sloop Liberty Mr Ten Bush Master, with three Hands to navigate her—And Kees as Pilot, to proceed without Molestation from this Place to the Port of N. London in the State of Connecticut—for the purpose of carrying Captain Hurlbut, a wounded, sick Officer of the American Army, to his Friends—with Capt. Colfax as his Companion, to attend him.

Captain Arthur, a British naval prisoner, in an ill state of Health, havg obtained the approbation of Governor Clinton, is to proceed in the same Sloop to New York, and to be landed there. Given at Head Quarters Newburgh this 18th of April 1783.

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Betsey Sickles—a Matron of the Hospital is permitted to attend Capt. Hurlbut. By His Excellencys Command

J. Trumbull Junr Secty


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