Princeton Jany 12th 1781 3 OClock P.M.
As I came thro’ Trenton, I saw the Commissioners, who were just going to begin the happy work. The Cloathing promised by the Council of Pennsylvania is arrived—An account was received at Trenton this Morng by a Gentleman from Philada, that the Enemy had captured seven fine vessels off the coast. I have the honor to be, Your Excellency’s Most Obt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.