Boston Octr 10. 1782
Probable as it is that the Admiral now gives you the most authentic European Intelligence I would not however omit by this good and early Conveyance to send to your Excellency Minutes of a Letter just received from Mr Adams and an open News Paper for Mr Morris tho’ I am too ill to examine it to find whether it is worth your Reading being under violent Symptoms of a Fever. Your Excellency’s Most humble Servant
I take the Freedom to prefer this Conveyance to that of the Post for two Letters.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.