To Major General William Howe
Head Quarters New York, Sepr 6th 1776.
By a letter from Majr Genl Sullivan, while on Long Island, & which he acquainted me was wrote by your permission,1 I was inform’d it would be agreable to exchange that gentleman for Majr Genl Prescott, & Brigadr Lord Stirling for any Brigadr of yours in our possession.
In consequence of this intelligence, I have wrote to Congress, requesting that Genl Prescott may be sent here, that this proposal may be carried into execution[.]2 We have no Brigadr of yrs a prisoner with us, except Genl McDonald taken in North Carolina, whom I am willing to exchange for Lord Stirling; & shall be glad to know your pleasure on the subject.3 I have the honor to be Sir Yr Most Obed. Servt
LB, in William Grayson’s writing, DLC:GW; two copies, P.R.O., 30/55, Carleton Papers; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
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