New York 4th July 1780
I had the Honor to write to Your Excellency twice, Acknowledging your favor of permitting me to Come in to New York upon Parole; and at the Same time Entreating your Excellency, to Exchange me for Ensign Jacob Myres of the Penselvania Line taken 16th November 1776 he being the first upon the List for that purpose, or any other Officer your Excellency may point out of my Rank now prisoner, "Elce please to prolong my parole."
I hope this will come Safe, for your Exellency’s Favorable Approbation & order to my request as I have the Honor to be your Excellency Most Obt & Most Humble Servt
Heny Hamilton Ensn 17th Regt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.