Head Quarters New Windsor 14. Feby 1781.
I am sorry to inform you that Sir Henry Clinton refuses to admit you into New York in the character of Agent for American Prisoners. I hope, that the suspence which you have been held in, since my first application to you on the subject, has been attended with no inconvenience to your private concerns. I am with great Respect Sir Your most obt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.