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Colonels Charles O’Hara and Humphrey Stephens, and Captain Richard FitzPatrick to Colonel William Grayson, Lieutenant Colonels Robert Hanson Harrison and Alexander Hamilton, and Elias Boudinot, 1 April 1778

Colonels Charles O’Hara and Humphrey Stephens,
and Captain Richard FitzPatrick to
Colonel William Grayson,
Lieutenant Colonels Robert Hanson Harrison
and Alexander Hamilton, and Elias Boudinot1

Philadelphia
April 1st: 1778

Gentlemen

We have reported to Sir Wm. Howe your observations on his Commission to us for settling a Cartel for the Exchange of Prisoners; therefore if it will not be inconvenient, We will beg the favor of you to stay in German Town ’till ten o’clock, at which time We will do ourselves the honor of waiting on you to lay before you Sir Wm: Howe’s Sentiments on that matter.

We are   Gentlemen   With due respect   Your very Obedient Servants

Chas: OHara

Humphy. Stephens

Richard FitzPatrick

To

Colonel Grayson

Lt Col: Harrison

Lt Col: Hamilton

Elias Boudinot Esqr

We hope to have the favor of your answer.

LS, in writing of Humphrey Stephens, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1O’Hara, Stephens, and FitzPatrick were the British commissioners appointed to negotiate with the American commissioners for an exchange of prisoners. For background to this letter, see “Commission,” March 28, 1778.

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