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From George Washington to Benjamin Lincoln, 1 July 1783

Head Quarters 1st July 1783

Dr sir

The enclosed is a Copy of a Letter which I received a few Days ago, from an Officer of some Brunswick Troops, prisoners at Rutland—By some means, it would seem they have been overlooked in the Discharge of Prisoners—If Orders are not already given, will you be pleased to forward Directions for their liberation as soon as possible—I should not have hesitated to have done this myself, had I known to whom I should direct my Orders.

Enclosed are also the Copies of a Letter & Memorial of the Regimental Mates of the Army—which I transmit to you, to be laid before Congress—That Hono. Body, being perfectly possessed of their Original principles & Ideas, respectg this grade of, Officers, will determine on the propriety of this Application—I have no wish to interfere in the Matter.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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