George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Clinton, 20 April 1783

Head Quarters 20th April 1783 7 oClock at Evening

Dear Sir

In consequence of a Resolution of Congress ordering Arrangements to be formed by me & the Minister at War for the Liberation of Prisoners—& directing a Negociation to be entered into with Sir Guy Carleton, for the Delivery of the British Posts, I am this Moment returned from Ringwood, where I went Yesterday, to meet & have a Conference with General Lincoln—As the Negociation with Sir Guy, has great reference to your State, I wish to see your Excellency before I write him on the Subject—and from what I had been told, I promised myself the Pleasure of Meeting you on my Return from Ringwood, at Head Quarters.

If it is consistent with Your Excellency[s] Business & Convenience, I will be exceedy glad to [see] you here in the Morng—An Express is dispatched with this, on purpose to make the request. I have the Honor to be Your Excellency’s Most Obdt Servt

Go: Washington

P.S. I am obliged to send off my Letter to Sir Guy Tomorrow, [on] Acco. of the Arrangement respectg the prisoners.


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