Camp on the Pedee c.11 January 1781
Your Excellencys private letter of the 13th of Decem. I have had the pleasure to receive and thank you kindly for the information respecting the health of Mrs Greene and family. It is the first hint I have had since I left the Northern Army.
General de Portail who will deliver your Excellency this letter is pretty well acquainted with our situation, and can give you a better account of the state of the department than I shall have an opportunity to write by this conveyance as the General is just setting out. I beg my compliments to Mrs Washington and am with great respect Your Most Obedt humble Sert
DLC: Papers of George Washington.