Head Qrs Bergen County N. Bridge Sepr 13th 1780
The idea of an embarkation gains strength by the concurring testimony of emissaries and deserters, and seems to be on the point of taking place. On such an event it might be of importance that we should both be with our respective armies—which induces me to request our meeting may be deferred ’till the 25th instant. I hope this letter will arrive in time to anticipate your setting out, and that no inconvenience will attend the delay. as I will not detain the express to write to the Admiral, I beg the favour of you to impart the contents of my letter to him. I have the honor to be with sincere attachment Sir Your most Obedt servant
P.S. I am much obliged to your Excy for your letter of the 9th and the intelligence it contains—similar advices are just come from Philadelphia.