To John Beatty
Head Quarters White plains 24 July 1778
I recd yours of the 18th by Capt. Forman, who delivered most of the exchanged men committed to his care. Those who stragled have, I beleive, generally come in and joined their Regiments.
Inclosed you will find a Copy of a resolution of Congress directing you to take charge of the prisoners that may be taken by Admiral Count D’Estaing.1 You will be pleased to transmit it to your Deputies and give them orders to pay a proper attention to it. I am &c.
Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.