New York Septr 19th 1780
I have the honour of receiving Your Excellency’s letter of the 16th Instant, for which I return you, Sir, my thanks.
By the arrival of a British Officer of the Troops of Convention Lieutenant Coan I am informed of Dispatches from Brigadier General Hamilton being sent to me under cover to Your Excellency and I shall be greatly obliged to you, Sir, to direct their being sent to me at Elizabeth-Town.
I take for granted I shall meet some Officer from you, Sir, instructed to confer with me on the subject of a General Exchange of Prisoners of War. I have the honour to be, Sir, with great personal respect Your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.