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A British officer writes to George Washington proposing a secret plan to meet and negotiate a prisoner exchange
This is a contemporaneous copy of a letter written to George Washington, proposing a secret plan to meet and negotiate a prisoner exchange. It is likely in the hand of British Commander-in-Chief Sir Henry Clinton\'s aide, William Collier, four pages, 7\" x 9\", Cambridge, December 8, 1778. The document is in fine condition, with two minor fold splits that have been expertly repaired, usual folds, and some slight wrinkling from storage.In full: \"The unsuccessful attempts which have been made to ratify the Treaty of Convention of Saratoga and the Asperity which seems to have crept into the Correspondence between Sir Henry Clinton and the American Congress leaves it to be conjectured that the humane purpose of a General Cartel of Exchange of Prisoners of War and Troops of the Convention will not have force so soon as good men like yourself could wish. - You may naturally suppose, Sir, that I have been and am greatly interested in the fate of the Troops with whom I have served, and in the vanity of
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