Savannah 20th Decem: 1783.
I was honored yesterday by your Excellency’s favor of the 24th October. and have directed the secretary of our State Association of the Cincinnati to Copy such extracts from the minutes of our proceedings as will give you all the information you require, which he will inclose herewith, as I am obliged to go out in the Country.
The reason I have not done myself the honor of writing to your Excelly Before upon this subject is, that we were not informed of your Acceptance of the appointment of President General of the Society, and some envious persons had asserted that you refused it, which made me at a loss who to direct to, as such, but for the deficiency, as well as to commence that communication and correspondence recommended in the original Institution with our Sister Society, in the Neighbouring States, I have transmitted Copys of our proceedings to those of South & North Carolina and Virginia, and expected by that Means they would be conveyed through the other States.
I have only to request your Excellency will inform me in time of the place of the General Meeting in May next, as we are at such a distance. and have the Honor to be Yr Excellencys, most obedt humble Servant