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From George Washington to Abraham Skinner, 22 October 1780

Head Quarters Octr 22d 1780.


Since my Instructions to you of the 7th Instant, the Enemy have made a proposal for exchanging Major Generals Phillips and Reidesel with their Families. This you will accede to provided Brigadier Generals Thompson and Du Portail, together with Major General Lincoln and his Family can be set in opposition to them.

It will be a point of great importance to us, and which I wish you to press, to obtain from the Enemy on account of their debt to us, a sufficient sum of money to pay off the board of our exchanged officers.

Major Van Stein is at all events to be exchanged for Major Murray, if the latter cannot be brought in, in the common course of exchange. I am Sir Your most Obedient servt

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