To John Beatty
Head Quarters [Fredericksburg, N.Y.] Novr 27th 1778
You will be pleased to give your attendance at Amboy on the 7th of December ensuing, where Commissioners on our part, are to meet Commissioners on the part of Sir Henry Clinton, for the settlement of an exchange of prisoners. You will receive your instructions from Colonels Harrison and Hamilton the Gentlemen I have appointed on our part. I make no doubt but you will be prepared with such papers as may be necessary in the course of this commission.1 I am Sir Your most Obet Servant.
Df, in Richard Kidder Meade’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.