On April 15, 1783, Congressman from Virginia James Madison wrote to Edmund Randolph, “The paper inclosed will amuse you with the bickerings in the British Parliament on that subject [i.e., the provisional articles of a peace between Britain and the United States].”
Madison remarked, “Genl. Carlton is very importunate for an immediate execution of the provisional articles on the part of Congress in the two points of liberating the prisoners, and recommending restitution to the Loyalists. On his part he has set the example in the first point, but says nothing of executing the other important conditions which are in our favor.”
Paul H. Smith, ed., Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789: Volume 20: March 12, 1783-September 30, 1783 (Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1993), 187.