5 March 1783
I had the honor of writing to your Excellency lately on a very confidential subject and shall be anxious to know as soon as convenient whether the letter got safe to hand.
The bearer Shattuck thinks he can point out the means of apprehending Wells & Knowl[ton] the two persons whom Your Excellency was authorised to have taken into custody. I have desired him to call upon you to disclose the plan. I will not trouble your Excellency wi[th] any observation on the importance of getting hold of those persons—The surmise that Mr Arnold a member of Congress gave intelligence to them of the design to take them mak[es] it peculiarly important. I have the hon[or to be Your Excellency’s most ob’t serv’t]
DLC: Alexander Hamilton Papers.