George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Beverly Robinson, 25 September 1780

Vulture off Sinsenk Sepr 25th 1780


I am this moment informed that Major Andree, Adjutant Genl of His Majestys Army in America is detained as a prisoner, by the Army and on your Command. It is therefore incumbent on me to inform you of the manner of his falling into your hands; He went up with a flag at the request of Genl Arnold on publick business with him and had his permit to return by Land to New York; under these circumstances Majr Andree cannot be detained by you, without the greatest violation of flags, & contrary to the custom and usage of all nations, and as I imagine you will see this matter in the same point of View as I do, I must desire you will Order him to be set at Liberty & allowed to return immediately; every step Majr Andree took was by the advice & direction of Genl Arnold, even that of taking a fained name & of Course not lyable to censure for it.I am Sr not forgeting our former Acquaintance Yr very H. Sert

Bev: Robinson , Colo. Loyal Americans

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