To Lieutenant Colonel William Butler
Head Qrs [Middlebrook, N.J.] Decr 26: 1778
At the request of Major General Lee, I transmit you the inclosed Letter.1 In order to avoid the delay which would arise from your writing to me respecting the time of your meeting—I propose that you should give notice to Genl Maxwell at Elizabeth Town, who will immediately acquaint General Lee. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt & Most Hble sert
Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.