Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Elias Boudinot, 9 February 1778

To Elias Boudinot1

Head Quarters [Valley Forge] feby. 9th. 1778

Dear Sir,

General Howe has just made a proposition, towards a general exchange of prisoners, or rather has acceded to our former propositions on that subject. His Excellency commands me to inform you of this and to desire your immediate attendance at Camp, which is indispensably necessary.

I am with great regard   Dr Sir   Your most Obdt serv


ADfS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Boudinot was commissary general of prisoners. Although elected a delegate to Congress from New Jersey on November 20, 1777, he did not attend that body until July 7, 1778.

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