From Major Jacob Morris
Bristol [Pa.] 26th March 1778.
It makes me very happy to have it in my power to transmit a piece of information which I am sure will be highly pleasing to your Excellency.
I parted with Genl Lee Yesterday at the Enemy’s Lines near Philada in good health & spirits—he acquainted me by a note, before I Left the picket that as soon as Coll Campbell & the Hessian officers arrive Sir Wm Howe had informed Mr Loring that he shou’d be permited to come out.1
Inclosed is a Letter for Mr Boudinot.2 I am with great respect Your Excelly’s most ob: humble Sert
ALS, DLC:GW. A note on the cover indicates that the letter was carried by “Lieut. Kearsley.”
2. The enclosed letter has not been identified.