Philada 19th March 1782.
I have recd your favor of the 13th Inst. At the request of Major Barber and Capt. Anderson I wrote to the Legislature of New Jersey expressing my approbation of the Exchange which was in negociation between those two Gentlemen, but it was upon the following condition, that the consent of all the Officers junior to Capt. Anderson, and who would be affected by the exchange, should be obtained—You have therefore only to make your disapprobation of the measure known to the Legislature should the matter be carried before them. I am Gentlemen Yr most obt servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.