George Washington to
Joseph Reed or Colonel Cornelius Cox1
Morristown [New Jersey] April 7, 1777. Orders release of “Mr. Smith” who had been acting as a spy for the Americans and was mistakenly arrested by Major General Benjamin Lincoln.
Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Joseph Reed had resigned as adjutant general and was residing in Philadelphia as a private citizen.