George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Benjamin Lincoln, 18 September 1782

War office Septr 18th 1782

Dear General

I have been honored with your favors of the 13th & 16 inst.

If my memory serves me, the case of Mr Garden was mentioned to me when I was a few weeks since, at York town, I wish him to go to New York—if he goes in he is not to return—in future I will sign the passports—Horses will not be permitted.

The matter of the exchange of Lord Cornwallis was taken up this morning, Congress having received the necessary papers from Dr Franklin & Colo. Laurens, It is committed.

A committee have reported in favor of appointing two Brigades for the massachusetts line & one for Connecticutt—Friday is assigned for considering the report.

I have spoken to a number of members respecting the office of Judge advocate—they have encouraged me to expect that it would be soon taken up. I have the honor to be My Dr General with the highest esteem your ob. Servant

B. Lincoln

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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