George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Livingston, 24 February 1781

From William Livingston

Trenton 24 feby 1781

Dear Sir

I have received your Excellency’s Letter of the 13th feby. The present mode of exchanging prisoners therein described appears to me just & reasonable; & I doubt not that in the farther settlement of any plan in contemplation, your Excellency will do full & impartial justice to this State.

I heartily congratulate you Sir, on our late Successes in the Southern States; & I wish with many others, that it may prove no obstacle to your recommending Collo. Washington to further promotion, that he happens to be related to the commander in Chief1—With the greatest esteem and most respectful attachment, I have the honour to be Dr Sir your Excellencys most humble Serv.

Wil: Livingston

1For the victories in the southern department and Lt. Col. William Washington’s role, see Nathanael Greene to GW, 11 Jan., n.2, and 24 Jan. (first letter), n.3.

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