George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Andrew Burnaby, 2 March 1782

Greenwich March 2d 1782


Were I not certain that I am acting agreeably to your humanity, I should not so far presume upon that partial regard with which you formerly honoured me, as to beg leave to recommend to your protection the Honourable Mr Ludlow, a Son of the Earl of Ludlow, for whom I have a particular esteem, and who was captivated, with the British forces under Lord Cornwallis, at York-Town.

Any indulgence which Your Excellency may be so good as to show this amiable young Gentleman, I shall be desirous of considering (if you will allow me to flatter myself so highly,) as a mark of your remaining esteem for me: and as I hope the happy moment is approaching, when a perfect reconciliation and union, never again to be interrupted, will take place between Great Britain and America; I shall rely upon your partiality, after this most desireable event, to permit me more frequently to acknowledge the obligations you have conferred upon me; and to profess the respect with which I shall ever have the honour to remain, Sir, Your Excellencys most obliged and most Obedient humble servant

Andrew Burnaby

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