From Major General William Phillips
Chatham [N.J.] October 6th 1779
I writ to you, Sir, from Elizabeth Town in consequence of the detention of Major General de Riedesel and myself, but to that letter I have not received any answer.4
I will not wound General Washington’s feelings with a description of my sentiments of the unkind treatment of the American Congress, they are such as I believe every Man of sense and honor must approve.
I am greatly obliged for much politeness shewn me by Major Skinner. I have the honor to be, Sir, with due respect Your Excellency’s most Obedient and most humble Servant
2. This word, in Phillips’s writing, was inserted above the line.