George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Hanson, 5 December 1781

Philadelphia, December 5th 1781.


I am directed by Congress to inform your Excellency that you proceed to the exchange of Officers that are on parole; for an equal number of our Officers who are Prisoners of War, Rank for Rank; and where that will not apply to proceed by composition, as far as the enemy will agree, without exchanging Lieutenant Genl Earl Cornwallis. I have the honor to be, Sir, with the highest respect and esteem, Your Excellency’s Obedient & very humble Servt

John Hanson Presidt

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