Head Quarters Prekaness 21st October 1780
Inclosed is a petition which was presented to me when I was lately at Harford. Be pleased to inform me what you know of the circumstances and whether the persons had been exchanged as prisoner’s of War, or whether they were returning upon the same terms as those granted to the Canadians taken at Saratoga, which were parole not to serve during the War. You will let me have the petition again. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.