Head Quarters June 29 1780.
I had the honor of receiving, four days since, your two letters of the 19th.
With respect to the proposal for your going to Philadelphia to meet Major General Lincoln I am sorry to inform you that I do not think myself at liberty to comply with it, as it would be anticipating a business which probably is as yet only under consideration by Congress. The result of Major General Lincoln’s application to them will best determine the line of conduct proper to be pursued.
As to the propositions in Mr Lorings letter (copy of which you inclosed me), I shall instruct my Commissary fully on the subject. I am happy in the prospect of relief which they promise to the prisoners on both sides. I have the honor to be With great esteem. Sir Your most Obedt & humble servnt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.