Head Quarters Colonel Deys 9th Novemr 1780
Sir Henry Clinton has at length consented to the establishment of Agents for prisoners upon terms which have been settled between us. If you therefore still incline to enter upon that business, upon our part, I will make you out a proper Warrant and will apply for your admission into New York in your official Character, as soon as it is convenient for you to remove— Should you decline the matter, you will be oblige me by recommending a Gentleman whom you may think in every respect capable and proper to transact the Business. I am Sir Yr most obt Servt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.