Philada 16th March 1782
I have only leisure to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 6th by the return of Mr Ranselaer: and to thank you for your attention in keeping me so constantly & minutely advised, of the matters in agitation, as well as the general system of policy in your quarter.
I have the pleasure to congratulate you, on the capture of St Christophers, Nevis & Montserat by our Allies—altho’ there is no official intelligence of this success, it comes in such a manner as that I have no doubt of the authenticity of it.
I flatter myself I shall be on the North river before your Assembly rises—& with the hope of seeing you e’re you return to Albany. Mrs Washington joins me in best wishes to Mrs Schuyler & your family. With sentimts of the purest esteem and affecte. I am—Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt & obligd Servt
MHi: Eliza Hamilton Schuyler Lee Autograph Collection.