George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Seth Warner, 22 August 1780

Bennington augt 22 1780

May it Please your Excellency

Capt. Gideon Brownson Capt. Simeon Smith and Lt Michael Dunning was Taken from my Regiment in July 1779, are Now Suffering a Close Confinement in A Neosious Goul under the Provost Gard at Quebeck which I understand Proves To them Very unhealthy and is Likely Soon to Prove the Death of Capt. Brownson, I think it a Pity that men Like them who have Faithfully Served their Country Ever Sence the war Began Should Pass unnotised, But if Possoble I would Pray there Exchange, if you have officers that you Can Send To me of Equeal Rank Together with your orders you may Depend that I Shall Be faithfull in my Performance the officers you may Send Till the Exchange is made Shall Receive Gentlemen Like Treatment Likewise I am informed of a Lt In Colo. Van Scoock Van Schaick Regiment is Suffering with them Should Be glad might Share the Same favour for which Purpose I have Sent Lt Eli Brownson Exspress who you may Depend will Bee Faithfull with what Ever Business he may Be Trusted with. I am you Excellency obedient Humble Servant

Seth warner

PHi: Gratz Collection.

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