Princeton July 5. 1783
In the absence of General Lincoln I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency’s letter of the 2nd instant—The memorial from the Surgeons mates will be laid before Congress on monday—Orders have been given for the release of the british prisoners at Rutland—They shall be immediately repeated.
On the information of Baron Steuben, that the resolve of Congress of the 12th of May had not been received at Head-Quarters, I do myself the honor to transmit it to Your Excellency by express—I am exceedingly concerned that the former copy should have miscarried. I have the honor to be, with the most respectful attachment, Your Excellency’s obedient, humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.