George Washington Papers

From Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. to William Stephens Smith, 19 March 1783

Head Quarters Newburgh March 19th 1783

Dear Sir

The Commandr in Chief has recied A Letter from a Mr Richd Corbin of Laneville in Virginia— desiring him to cause Enquiry to be made for his Son Dicky, who left his Father in the Year 1775—and went to England to secure family Claim to an Estate in England & in Jamaica—The Father is informed that his Son is now in N. York, & wishes to get a Certainty of the Fact—His Excellency desires you to takes measures, such as you shall think proper, to gain some knowledge of the Young Gentleman, & if in N. York, to give us what Information you can obtain of him.

The inclosed Letter for Sir Guy Carleton was transmitted to the Comr in Chief, by Mr Livingston Secty of foreign Affairs—You will please to forward it to N. York, takg notice, for your future Government, of the Exchange that has been agreed to by Doctr Franklin.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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