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To George Washington from Jedediah Huntington, 31 July 1782

Camp Highlands 31 July 1782

Dear Sir,

The Proposal of having a fishing Boat employ’d for the Use of our Prisoners I think ought to be complied with not that I believe they will derive much Advantage from it, but that they may not think themselves neglected by us, & that the Enemy may not have another Pretext for their hard Usage. The said Boat should have your Excellencys written Permit with some Description of her & restricting her to certain Limits & for a certain time, & a Copy of the same be sent to the chief Executive of New Jersey & Connecticut. As to the Wood it appears to me that that Business might be transacted & inspected at Dobbs Ferry. I am with greatest Esteem your Excellencys most obedt Servant

J. Huntington

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