Commissy Prisoners Office near Elizth Town April 21st 1781
The 18th instant, I answered His Excellency’s Letter of the 14th in a line addressed to Colo. Tilghman—since which I have received The General’s Letter of the 16th and shall pursue the directions contained in it respecting the Demand of our Privates.
As I know of no other Prisoners beside Lieutt General Burgoyne absent from America on Parole. I will dispatch the Letter addressed to Sir Henry Clinton by a Flag to day.
I have Omitted going to Phila until I see or hear from the British Commissy and will take the earliest Opportunity to wait on you with a Report of my Negociations. I am sir Your Mo. Obt Servt
Commissary General Prisoners
DLC: Papers of George Washington.