Hd Qrs Prackness Octr 31st 1780
In a letter from Major General Phillips of the 23rd, he proposes to exchange of Brigader Generals Spetch and De Gall, for any two of the three Brigadiers, Thompson, Waterbury and Irvine.
I have already instructed you respecting General Thompson. It is my wish that you exchange the Gentlemen of the Convention troops above mentioned, as well as Generals Phillips and Reidesel; but I make it a condition to the exchanges of these General Officers that General Du Portail and the other characters particularly mentioned to you by Congress and the Board of War be included.
Generals Specht and De Gall are immediately to come on to Elizabeth Town, so that it is necessary you should inform me as soon as possible, whether our proposals are accepted. I am, Sir, Your Most Obed Serv
DLC: Papers of George Washington.