George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General William Howe, 30 January 1776

To Major General William Howe

Cambridge 30 January 1776


I have a Command from the Honble Continental Congress to propose an Exchange of Governor Skene for Mr James Lovel & Family1—If the Proposition is agreeable, you will please to signifie as much to me, & Mr Lovel that he may prepare for his Removal, whilst I cause Mr Skene to be brought to this place. I am Sir Your mo[st] humble s[ervan]t

(signed) George Washington

Copy, P.R.O. 30/55, Carleton Papers, document 116 (1); copy, P.R.O. 30/55, Carleton Papers, document 116 (2); LB, DLC:GW; copy, enclosed in GW to Hancock, 9 Feb. 1776 (third letter), DNA:PCC, item 152; copy, DNA:PCC, item 169; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. GW signed the copy in PCC, item 152, “G. W——n.”

1See Hancock to GW, 6–21 Jan. 1776. The copies in DLC:GW and PCC begin “I have it in Command.”

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