Head Quarters 31st March 1783
The Article in the provisional Treaty respecting Negroes, which you mention to Sir Guy Carleton, had escaped my Notice—but upon a recurrence to the Treaty, I find it as you have stated. I have therefore tho’t it may not be amiss to send in your Letter to Sir Guy, and have accordingly done it.
Altho I have several Servants in like predicament with yours, I have not yet made any attempt for their recovery—Sir Guy Carleton’s reply to you, will decide upon the propriety or expediency of any pursuit to obtain them—If that rep[ly] should not be transmitted thro my Hands, I will thank you for a Communication of it. With much Regard, I am Sir Your most Obedient Servt
NjP: Armstrong Collection.