To Joshua Loring1
Head Quarters Morris Town [New Jersey] March 25th 1777
His Excellency General Washington has permitted Doctor Thomas Sendown,2 the bearer hereof, and Mr. Laghlin McIntosh3 prisoners with us on parole, to go into New York to be exchanged for two other Gentlemen of similar rank, prisoners with you. The Gentlemen he desires should be released instead of them are Doctor Samuel McKensie,4 taken at Three Rivers, and Mr. Daniel Frink Commissary, who was taken at Fort Washington.
I am Sir Your most humble servant
A Hamilton ADC
ADfS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Loring was British commissary general of prisoners.
2. Thomas Sandom (or Sendown), surgeon’s mate, British army.
3. Loughlin McIntosh, commissary, British army.
4. Before his capture in March, 1776, McKenzie was a surgeon with the Third Pennsylvania Regiment.