George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Phillips, 16 September 1780

Head Qrs Septr the 16. 1780


I last night received Your Letter of the 11th and am happy to find that You are recovered from your indisposition.

In my Letter of the 28th of August to which You refer—I did not determine whether the paroles You described could or could not take place; but only that I had no power to grant them Myself. I sincerely wish as, however, I did then, that the Officers could be exchanged and I hope it will be the case. This would remove every difficulty and give relief to Many Individuals on both sides.

You will be at perfect liberty to bring with You to the proposed interview, between Yourself & Major General Lincoln, Any part of your family You think proper. The Officer at Elizabeth Town will be informed of your meeting and that the Flag Vessel is to be under the sanction of a truce while coming & returning and during the interview. I have the Honor to be with respect Sir Yr Most Obed. St

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