Head Quarters Janry. 1st 1783
I approve of your conduct respecting the Flag—Messrs Lewis & Nicholson are to be permitted to proceed on their Journey, but Mr Kinloch will be under the necessity of returning as I have informed him—Mr Mott who was detained some days ago may also return.
In future Flags of Truce properly authenticated & conducted are to be received at the New Bridge on the Croton until further directions--other Instructions will be given in a few days on this subject to the Officer Commanding on the Lines. I am Sir with great regard Your Most obedt Servt
P.S. You will please to send a safe guard with Mr Kinloch if he chooses it.