Philada 20th Decemr 1781.
The inclosed *Resolve of Congress has been this moment transmitted to me. You will make the proposal therein directed and report to me as soon as possible whether it will or will not be acceded to. I am &c.
P.S. You may throw out a hint that if the Civil Characters are not permitted to be exchanged in the above mode, we shall be under a necessity of recalling them.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.