Philadelphia February 25. 1781
Your Excellency’s Letter of the 17th Instant with its Enclosures were received last Evening; and I have now the Honor of forwarding the enclosed Despatches from Genl Greene & Copy of a Letter from Governor Jefferson, which contain the latest Intelligence from the Southward.
The Intelligence is interesting & Situation of Affairs critical. It is however to be hoped that the Spirit of the Inhabitants may afford such Aid to General Greene as shall enable him to give More agreeable Information in a Short Time. I have the Honor to be with very great Respect your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.