Newburgh 2d Decr 1782.
Your Excellys favor of Yesterday’s date came to my hands abt an hour ago. The Fleet (from all Accts) has Sailed from New York, & [no] Troops are gone with it. If you [a]d make it convenient to ride down here tomorrow (the earlier the better if the Suddeness of it should not create Suspicion) I should be happy [in an] opportunity of conversing with you on a particular matter which will not permit me to leave here at [this] time. With the greatest esteem & regard I am—Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt