Phila. Sunday Morng 7 oClock 2d Sepr 1781
Your Favor of last Evening is this Moment received—your Conjecture of the Destination of the British Fleet is probably right—I had scarcely a Doubt in my Mind at the first Intelligence I received from you of their sailg. their Course now makes a full Declaration.
I have no Certainty of the Arrival of Admiral de Grasse in Chesapeak—what Intelligence the British may have I cannot say—I wish if it were possible, to have it ascertained, whether any or what Number of Troops have come with the British Fleet lately arrived.With much Consideration I am sir Your most Obedt Servant,
PWacD: Sol Feinstone Collection.