To Brigadier General William Smallwood
Head Quarters [Middlebrook] 12th Feby 1779.
Upon considering the contents of your letter of yesterdays date—it appears to me proper that they shd be communicated to Baron de Kalb.1
I give you notice of this in compliance with your request that you may have an opportunity of transmitting him a Copy—I will only remark that there are some general Reflections at the close of the letter which were perhaps better omitted—if you agree with me you will send me a Copy without that addition.
I should be glad to have both done this day. I am &.
Df, in John Laurens’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.