From Arthur St. Clair
Greensburgh [Pennsylvania] June 8th 1793
You will probably be surprised to see a Letter from me of this date from this place1—The Delay I have met with in this Country has distressed me extremly but it has been unavoidable; for I have been at the very point of Death: and now I am so far recovered only as to be barely able to ride but still too weak to walk more than a few Yards at a time, nevertheless, I am on my way to Pittsburgh to avail myself of the first Opportunity to descend the River where indeed I ought to have been long ago.2 My Duty requires me to account for not being there which will I hope be my Excuse for obtruding myself—One more such Attack will probably stop the Scene forever.
With the sincerest and most fervant Wishes for your Health and Happiness I have the honor to be Sir Your most obedient Servant
Ar. St Clair
ALS, DNA: RG 59, Territorial Papers, Territory Northwest of the River Ohio.
1. Greensburg, in Westmoreland County, Pa., is approximately 24 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.