Newburgh 4th August 1782
My dear Genl
I ask you ten thousand pardons for breaking the Seal of the Inclosed Letter, to your Address. It was put into my hands with other dispatches, and was opened before I discovered the mistake—It happened too, in the moment I was expecting Letters from Sir Guy Carleton. I have the honor to be with Sentiments of the most perfect esteem & regard Yr Excellys Most Obt Servt
P.S. The Enemy were about making a detachmt from New York, consisting of three Regiments—said to be for Charles Town; but whether the French Fleet now on this Coast will divert them from it I am unable to inform you.
DLC: Rochambeau Papers.