To Nathaniel Tracy
Head Quarters [Fredericksburg, N.Y.] 12 Novemr 1778.
It was not till the return of Major Gibbs from the Eastward that I discovered how much the cheerfulness of my table was owing to you. The pipe of wine which you sent me, was till then mistaken for a purchase of the commissary but notwithstanding its goodniss there still remained enough to remember the sender. I beg you may accept my thanks. and am Sir your most.
Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.