Baskenridge 14th Novr 1780
Being from home, I was not favoured with your Excellency’s favour till this Day, otherwise should have done myself the Honor of Answering it sooner.
Having been informed that Sir Henry Clinton had given an evasive Answer to your Excelly’s last application, and being fairly worried out with waiting in my disagreable Situation I wrote in for my Family to come out immediately if permission could be Obtained, and have been expecting them for two days past every Tide.
on Rect of your Excellency’s Letter, I wrote to my nephew if he had not disposed of my Effects, to give up the design of coming out and that I would immediately prepare for going in agreable to your Excellency’s propos[als].
I expect to wait for his answer, when if he does not come out will wait on your Excelly without delay, at all events your Excy shall hear from me as soon as possible. I have the Honor to be with great Respect your Excellencys most Obedient Humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.