George Washington Papers

From Benjamin Lincoln to Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., 30 September 1782

War Office Sept. 30th 1782

Dear Sir

I am just honored with your favor of the 27th.

I do not recollect the cases of Dr Shields and Mr Beck I have generally admitted such of the officers of Ld Cornwallises Arms as wished it go into New York provided they were not to return.

As I do not remember the particular situation of the Gentlemen you mention I must request that the General would enquire into the matter and permit them to pass in or not as he shall think proper. I am Dr Sir yr obt servant

B. Lincoln

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