Hd Qrs Passaic falls 12th Nov. 1780.
My dear Laurens
A Letter of yours dated Octobr (but which I believe ought to have been Novr)—the 6th came to my hands last Evening—Every fresh assurance of your personal regard & attachment to me, gives me pleasure.
The motives which led you to the Southward are too laudable and too important not to meet my approbation. In that, or any other quarter in which you may act, my best wishes for your health preservation & glory will accompany you—being with sincere regard and Affect. Yr friend & Obedt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.