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Letter from W. Sever to General Washington, placing at his disposal Lieutenant Hill, taken in one of the Prizes


Watertown, January 20, 1776.

SIR: The Board, upon examination of several persons who were sent here by the Committee of Safety, and were taken on board a ship from London and a brig from Cork, both bound to Boston, find that one of the passengers in the latter is a Lieutenant in the Fifth Regiment (Earl Percy' s) now in Boston. They have, therefore, ordered the said Lieutenant Hill, with his servant, to be sent to your Excellency, to be disposed of as you may think proper.

In the name and by order of the Council:


To His Excellency General Washington.