Colonels Charles O’Hara and Humphrey Stephens,
and Captain Richard FitzPatrick to
Colonel William Grayson,
Lieutenant Colonels Robert Hanson Harrison
and Alexander Hamilton, and Elias Boudinot1
April 1st: 1778
We have reported to Sir Wm. Howe your observations on his Commission to us for settling a Cartel for the Exchange of Prisoners; therefore if it will not be inconvenient, We will beg the favor of you to stay in German Town ’till ten o’clock, at which time We will do ourselves the honor of waiting on you to lay before you Sir Wm: Howe’s Sentiments on that matter.
We are Gentlemen With due respect Your very Obedient Servants
Lt Col: Harrison
Lt Col: Hamilton
Elias Boudinot Esqr
We hope to have the favor of your answer.
LS, in writing of Humphrey Stephens, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.