From Theodosia Bartow Prevost
Hermitage [Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.]
Friday morning, eleven oclock [10 July 1778]
Mrs Prevost Presents her best respects to his Excellency Genl Washington—requests the Honour of his Company—as She flatters herself the accommodations will [be] more Commodious than those to be procured in the Neighbourhood⟨.⟩ Mrs Prevost will be particularly happy to make her House Agreeable to His Excellency, and family.1
AL, owned (1978) by Mr. William Miller, Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Theodosia Bartow Prevost (1746–1794) was the wife of James Marcus Prevost (1736–1781), a major in the First Battalion of the British 60th (Royal American) Regiment with a North American rank of lieutenant colonel. After his death, she married Aaron Burr in 1782.
1. GW made his headquarters at the Hermitage, about two miles north of Paramus, N.J., 11–14 July 1778. An entry in GW’s military family expense account indicates that on 14 July, £4.10 was given to Prevost’s servants by GW’s order (DLC:GW, ser. 5, vol. 28).