George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Henry Brockholst Livingston, 3 July 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh July 3d 1782


I have had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 16th of June, with the enclosures.

I am much pleased with the narration you have given me of the part you acted while a prisoner in New York; and cannot conceive there was any impropriety in your giving a Parole as a Lt Col. in the Army, at a time when you had the commission in your pocket & could not be acquainted with the Resolves of Congress of the 31 of Decr 1781 & 21 Janry 82. Under these circumstances, I should suppose you ought to be considered & exchanged as such; but in the mean time I think it would be proper to report the Matter to the Secry at War, & likewise take his opinion thereon. I am Sir with due regd & esteem.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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