George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major Jacob Morris, 26 March 1778

From Major Jacob Morris

Bristol [Pa.] 26th March 1778.


It makes me very happy to have it in my power to transmit a piece of information which I am sure will be highly pleasing to your Excellency.

I parted with Genl Lee Yesterday at the Enemy’s Lines near Philada in good health & spirits—he acquainted me by a note, before I Left the picket that as soon as Coll Campbell & the Hessian officers arrive Sir Wm Howe had informed Mr Loring that he shou’d be permited to come out.1

Inclosed is a Letter for Mr Boudinot.2 I am with great respect Your Excelly’s most ob: humble Sert

Jacob Morris

ALS, DLC:GW. A note on the cover indicates that the letter was carried by “Lieut. Kearsley.”

1For the linkage between the paroles of Maj. Gen. Charles Lee and Lt. Col. Archibald Campbell, see GW to William Howe, 12 Mar., and note 2; see also Howe to GW, 3 April, and GW to Howe, 4 April.

2The enclosed letter has not been identified.

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