Manuscript/Mixed Material George Washington to Moses Hazen, May 3, 1782

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To BRIGADIER GENERAL MOSES HAZEN

Head Quarters, May 3, 1782.

Sir: The Enemy, persisting in that barborous line of Conduct they have pursued during the course of this War, have lately most inhumanly executed Captain Joshua Huddy of the Jersey State Troops, taken Prisoner by them at a Post on Tom's River, and in consequence, I have written to the British Commander in Chief, that unless the Perpetrators of that horrid deed were delivered up I should be under the disagreeable necessity of Retaliating, as the only means left to put a stop to such inhuman proceedings.

You will therefore immediately on receipt of this designate, by Lot for the above purpose, a British Captain who is an unconditional Prisoner, if such a one is in your possession; if not, a Lieutenant under the same circumstances from among the Prisoners at any of the Posts either in Pennsylvania or Maryland. So soon as you have fixed on the Person, you will send him under a safe Guard to Philadelphia, where the Minister of War will order a proper Guard to receive and conduct him to the place of his Destination.

For your information respecting the Officers who are Prisoners in our possession I have ordered the Commisry of Prisoners to furnish you with a List of them; it will

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George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775-1785, Subseries 3B, Continental and State Military Personnel, 1775-1783, Letterbook 15: March 1, 1782 - Nov. 29, 1782
Contributor Names
Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Author)
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MSS 44693: Reel 015
series: Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775-1785
series: Subseries 3B, Continental and State Military Personnel, 1775-1783
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George Washington papers
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Manuscript Division
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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775 to 1785, Subseries 3B, Continental and State Military Personnel, 1775 to 1783, Letterbook 15: March 1, 1782. 1782. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw3b.015/.

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Washington, G. (1782) George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775 to 1785, Subseries 3B, Continental and State Military Personnel, 1775 to 1783, Letterbook 15: March 1, 1782. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw3b.015/.

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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775 to 1785, Subseries 3B, Continental and State Military Personnel, 1775 to 1783, Letterbook 15: March 1, 1782. 1782. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mgw3b.015/>.