Head Quarters Augt 5. 1782
The Commander in Chief directs that the American prisoners, who are now at your Post on Parole, should be allowed to pass to their respective houses; and in future, till a D. Comm’y of Prisoners resides at the Post, as was directed, all persons coming out under the same circumstances may be permitted to pass—this is to be considered as a standing Order and will be delivered to your relieving Officer I am &c.
Aide De Camp
DLC: Papers of George Washington.