17th October 1780
I recd your favr of the 11th with C. Senior’s inclosed. I think you were right in declining an interview at this time, as the enemy would act with more than common rigor just now, should an Officer be taken under circumstances the least suspicious—I should be exceedingly glad to hear from C- Junior, because all my accounts from other quarters are very defective as to the number of troops to be embarked, or, indeed, whether an embarkation is seriously in contemplation. The last acct was of the 13th and it was then said the expedition was delayed for some purpose or other. I am, &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.