Philadelphia November 17. 1780
I enclose your Excellency Copy of a Letter of the 10. Instant, just received from Governor Jefferson, with the Copy of an intercepted Letter (referred to in the Governors) from General Leslie to Lord Cornwallis; which in some Measure discovers the Designs of the Enemy at the Time they landed in Virginia.
I have this evening received your Letter of the 14th Instant, and shall immediately forward the Intelligence in contains to the Southern States. With every Sentiment of Esteem & Respect I am your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble Servant
Jefferson wrote the same letter to GW on 10 Nov. 1780, enclosing the letter from Alexander Leslie to Lord Cornwallis.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.