George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, 12 November 1780

Head Quarters Passaic Falls 12th Novemr 1780


I have not been honored with any of your Excellency’s favors since mine of the 4th instant—neither have I received any intelligences from New York contradicting what I communicated in that letter, on the contrary, the accounts seem confirmed.

I have lately made an exchange of a considerable number of prisoners with Sir Henry Clinton—part of the British are at Rutland in Massachusetts Bay, and it is stipulated that they shall be allowed to embark on board a Flag Vessel that will be sent from New York for that purpose, I have thought it proper to give Your Excellency this previous notice. I have the honor to be with the highest Esteem Your Excellency’s most obt and humble Servant

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