Head Quarters Newburgh Decembr 24th 1782.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency’s Letter of the 18th of this Month with one for the Marquis de Vaudreuil which was sealed and forwarded by express immediately, and I am exceedingly obliged to your Excellency for the communication of its contents—As the Marquis informs me he should sail the 22d. I am fearfull that Baron Fuchs who passed this place the 23d in the morning will not arrive in time.
The British have a Packet arrived which left England the 3d or 4th of November, the papers published since her arrival give us nothing new. with much esteem—I have the honor to be Your Excellencys Most Obedt humble S[ervt]