George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Wilhelm von Knyphausen, 11 June 1780

Head Quarters June 11th 1780


I have received your letter of the 2d Instant, and will feel happy in having it in my power to contribute to the comfort of the Prisoners of all descriptions, by any mode which can be adopted, founded upon principles of Candour and Liberality.

I do not however, think myself authorized to treat with Your Excellency, respecting a Public Agent, but I will immediately transmit your letter upon that Subject, to His Excellency Sir Henry Clinton.

If Mr Pintard has fullfilled all his engagements in New York; which I suppose of course he has, previous to his present application, I know of nothing to prevent Mrs Pintard and his family from quitting that place, whenever it may be agreable to them. I have the honor to be with much respect Your Excellency’s most obedient humble Servant


PHi: Gratz Collection.

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