George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Chittenden, 16 June 1781

16 June 1781

I do now in behalf of those distressed Captives, (who are principally Citizens) request your Excellency to grant me a Number of Prisoners of equal Rank to redeem those I have abovementioned as soon as I shall furnish a List particularly, which shall be immediately done, when I learn that this shall meet with your Excellency’s Approbation; which I flatter myself will, when I consider that I have delivered over to the United States more than four Times the Number which I have Occasion for by this Request.

Captain Brownson, who will deliver this, and who is nearly interested in this Request, will be able to give any further Information that may be necessary on this Subject, whom I beg leave to recommend to your Excellency’s favourable Notice and am Your Excellencys most Obedt humble Servant

Thos Chittenden

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