George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Walton, 15 September 1780

Head Quarters Bergen County 15th Septr 1780


I have been honored within a few days with yours of the 2d of Augt inclosing a letter from Governor Burt of Antigua to General provost relative to an exchange of John Burke Esq. of Antigua for Lieut. Thomas Morris of the Georgia Artillery. I have transmitted this letter to Sir Henry Clinton and have informed him that should he think proper to accede to the proposed exchange, I will upon his signifying the same, transmit a full release discharging Wm Burke from any obligations of parole which he may have entered into when he was permitted to return to the West Indies. When I receive Sir Henry Clinton’s answer I will communicate it to you.

I have the honour to be with great Respect and Esteem Gentn Yr most obt and hble Sert

to George Walton, Edward Telfair and William Few

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