Hartford 27th Octr 1780
My Dear Sir
The late Misfortune of the Seizure of our Mail by the Enemy at Stratford—I conjecture, from what I can collect, has deprived this State of sundry important Comunications from Congress—particularly Their Regulations relating to the formg a new Establishment of the Army, which we have Reason to believe were contained in the Mail, & comg forward. The inclosed Letters to Congress respect that Subject—which I take The Liberty to inclose to your Excellency by an Express going no farther than your Head Quarters—begg your Excuse for this trouble—I wish your particular Attention, that they may have a speedy Conveyance to Phila. With the highest Sentiments of Respect & Esteem I am dear Sir Your most Obedt hume Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.