To Brigadier General William Maxwell
Philadelphia Decr 26th 1778
You will be pleased to transmit the inclosed Letter to Colo. Butler by a flag. This Gentleman has requested an interview with Genl Lee, who is to meet him.1 A House near Elizabeth Town point is thought most convenient for the meeting—and has been proposed to them both. Colo. Butler is to appoint the time and to inform you, of which you will advise Genl Lee and furnish any passports that may be necessary upon the occasion. Genl Lee it is probable will be at Elizabeth Town before you receive the notice—or on the way. I am sir Yr Most Obedt sert
Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.