N. York 7th Septr 1783
My Dear General
This instant the bearer Captain Swiney informs me that he is setting out for Philada. I never was so hurryd in my life as I am at this moment, I could not however let him go without these few lines of introduction—You will find him my Dear Sir a worthy good nature and pleasant Man, and well intitled to the Civilities your Citizens may confer on him, I beg your attention to him in particular—with my Sincere respects to your good and amiable Lady I am most Sincerly & faithfuly your most Affecte & Hble servt
pray my Complts very affecte to Mr Morris—who I request will open this letter in case you are in the Country.