Philadelphia May 9. 1780.
I have been honoured with your Excellency’s Despatches of the 28th Ulto and 5th instant By Letters from Martinique (via Eustatia). I have the Pleasure and Satisfaction to find that the Honble Mssers Jay and Gerard arrived safe at Cadiz on the 22d of January after a Passage of twenty five from Martinique.
The enclosed Extract of a Letter from one of the Council of South Carolina will give your Excellency the latest Intelligence received from that Quarter. I have the honour to be with Sentiments of the highest Respect & Esteem your Excelly’s obedt hubl. servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.