From Brigadier General Edward Hand
Lancaster [Pa.] 25th Augt 1778.
I have the Honour to inform your Excellency that I last Evening arrived here from Fort Pitt & in a very few days intend to wait on the board of war to give that Honorable Body a State of Affairs on the Western frontiers & settle the Accounts of that Departmt during my Command there, in the mean Time shall be happy to receive your Excellency’s orders & am Sir with the greatest respect Yr Excellencys most obedt & most Humble servant
LB, DNA: RG 93, vol. 156, Letters Sent and Orderly Book, Brig. Gen. Edward Hand, Oct. 1776 and Apr.–Aug. 1778.