George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Benjamin Lincoln, 30 May 1782

War Office May 30 1782

Dear General

The night before last Captain Ludlow of the guards, came to this City with letters for General Carleton soliciting his attention to Captain Asgill of the guards—the person to whose lot it falls to suffer for the crimes of others.

Major Gordon is here with Capt. Asgill and wishes to attend him into the Jersies as his friend—they will leave this City this evening or in the morning—The Officers of Cornwallis’s Army are very angry with Sr Hy Clinton that he did not settle this matter before he departed for Europe—I wish he had given up the murderer—though the present measures will set an inveterate hatred between the Tories, or Refugees, and the British Officers.I have the honor to be Dear General with perfect esteam—your Excelcys most Obedt Servt

B. Lincoln

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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