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I had the Honor last night, to receive your Favor of the 30th Inst. I am sorry, that I cannot see the necessity of the interview, which you propose. If you or Lord Howe have any dispatches for Congress and think fit to transmit them to my care, they shall be forwarded by the earliest Opportunity: If you have any for me of a military nature (for none other can come properly under my...
On thursday I received the favor of your two Letters of the 3d Instant. The packet addressed to the president of Congress has been forwarded to him. In consequence of your Letter on the subject of prisoners, and a Note to Mr Boudinot from Mr Loring, I authorised Lt Colo. Hamilton, One of my Aids, to meet the latter ⟨and⟩ to make such propositions for an exchange, as the situation of the...
At nine oClock this evening, I had the honor, to receive your Excellency’s letter of this date. I do not conceive myself at liberty to grant the passport, which you request, for Doctor Ferguson, without being previously instructed by Congress, on the subject. I shall dispatch a copy of your letter to them; and take the earliest opportunity of communicating their determination. I have the honor...
I do myself the honor of transmitting you the inclosed letters from General Philips, which came under cover to my care. I must also take the liberty to commit to your care, the letter addressed to the Right Honourable the Earl of Carlisle &ca with two others for Governor Johnstone and Mr Eden, and to request that they may be conveyed to them by the earliest opportunity. Your letter, covering...
I transmit you the inclosed Copies of sundry Resolutions of Congress, by their order, and take the liberty to request your Answer to the last of them, on the subjects of passports by the earliest opportunity. I was much concerned to hear, that one of my patroles fired on a Flag coming from your lines on Monday Evening. I shall do every thing in my power to prevent the like mistake on any...
I received your Excellencys letter of the 10th instant thro’ Mr Clarke. I have transmitted Congress a copy of your proposition relative to an exchange of the troops of Convention and shall do myself the honor to communicate their decision the moment it is made known. Mr Clarke has my permission to proceed by the most convenient route to the troops of Convention. I have the honor to be with all...
I do myself the honor of transmitting to your Excellency the inclosed Copy of an Act of Congress of the 19th instant, in answer to the proposition made in your letter of the 10th. In order to negociate an Exchange on the principles therein mentioned, Lieutenant Colonels Harrison and Hamilton, of the Army under my command, will meet Colonels O’Hara and Hyde at Amboy, on Monday the 7th of...
Philadelphia, December 26, 1778 . Asks Clinton to place Brower and Lozier, who were accused of killing a Loyalist, on same footing with other prisoners of war. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Inclosed I send Your Excellency Mr Beatty’s representation of the case of Brower and Lezier, two soldiers in the service of these states, who it appears are suffering under a confinement of peculiar severity, without any sufficient cause for so injurious a discrimination—I am persuaded I need only call your attention to the situation of these men to induce you to order them relief and to have...
I do myself the honor to inclose the Copy of a Resolve of Congress of the 28th ulto respecting the Exchange or Return of Officers, as well British as American, who may have actually violated their Paroles. That the intentions of the Resolve may be the more readily and effectually carried into execution, I would propose that our respective Commissaries of prisoners may meet at such time and...