Head Quarters Bergen County 16th Sepr 1780
Major Genl Lincoln is to have a conference with Major Genl Phillips at Elizabeth Town on Tuesday the 19th instant. The Vessel in which Genl Phillips comes to Elizabeth town is to remain there during the conference and to be considered as a Flag. You are to observe that there is no stipulation for a cessation of hostilities during this conference, you are therefore to keep as much upon your guard as at any other time. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.