To Elias Boudinot1
Head Quarters [Valley Forge] feby. 9th. 1778
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.
1. Boudinot 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.