FishKill 27 Septr 1780
Since sealing my Letter to your Excellency I recollect to have mentioned that I know nothing against young Mr Smyth besides his endeavouring to conceal these papers & I meant nothing which regarded Genl Arnolds & Joshua Smyths Treachery.
I thought it necessary to make this supplement to my Letter of this morning, least that should apear to contradict my former Letter to Col. Lamb wherein I mention Mr Wm Smyth’s being at his Uncle Wm Smyths on Long Island and Govr Tryon’s coming frequently there expressly to converse with him. I am with the greatest Respect Your Excellency’s most Obedt and Humble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.