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Washington, George (1732-1799) to John Franklin

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08229 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 January 1781 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Acknowledgement of Franklin's acceptance of the agency of British prisoners and his intention to contact Sir Henry Clinton to make sure that he makes no objection to Franklin's returning to New York.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Franklin, John, 1749-1831

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsPrisoner of War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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