Head Quarters New Windsor 9th Decemr 1780
I am exceedingly sorry to find by your letter to Mr Tilghman that you decline going into New York as Agent for Prisoners, as your family have come out—Should you persist in your determination, I shall be much obliged to you to recommend a proper person to me—Genl Irvine and the Gentlemen who came out with him mention a Mr Bogart who is in their opinion qualified for the business—but you may perhaps be better acquainted with him. I shall be glad of your opinion of him, if you decline the Office. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.