Dumfries 12th Septr 1781
Meeting the enclosed Packet at this Place—I have taken the liberty to open it, expecting to find a Letter for myself which proves to be the Case—I now enclose the Packet, which goes on with my Apology for the Liberty taken.
I am pursuing my March from this—& expect to join the Marquis in two Days from this Time. With highest Respect & Esteem I have the Honor to be Your Excellencys Most Obedt Servt
DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.