Lebanon 5th May 1780
This moment received your Excellency’s Letter of the 26th March last, why so long in coming I know not.
This will be delivered by Capt Thomas Pool, he came from New–York the 6th April ult On Parole—He informs me of sundry Particulars, which I fancy you will rejoyce to be made acquainted with; he is designed for your Head Quarters on Monday next—and will give you some interesting intelligence, for which I refer you to him, and recommend him to your Notice. I have the Honor to be with the highest respect Your Excellency’s Most Obedient hble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.