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To George Washington from Lieutenant Colonel William Stephens Smith, 27 March 1778

From Lieutenant Colonel William Stephens Smith

Downings Town [Pa.]
March 27th 1778

May it please your Excellency

Inclosed I send a Letter from Colo. Gibson treating as I am inform’d of the Officers (attending the British & Hessian Prisoners) being permitted to go into the City they propose being at the White Horse this Evening & would be happy to be made acquainted with your Excellency’s Sentiments upon that Subject1 I shall do myself the Honour of waiting on your Excellency to Morrow to receive your Orders concerning my Men. I remain with the greatest Esteem Your Excellency’s Obliged Servt

Wm S. Smith
Lee’s Regt


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