Head Quarters Novr 27th 1782
I am extremely obliged by the information contained in your two favors of the 14th & 25th Inst. Your channel of Intelligence seems to be so direct & accurate, that I cannot but press you to avail yourself of it—I shall thank you still to make your enquiries respecting the Cantonment & State of the Enemy’s force; the embarkation of Troops; sailing of the Fleet &c. as minute, and at the same time as extensive & pointed as possible. I am Dr Sir &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.