Philadelphia 13th Nov. 1781.
I take the liberty of transmitting to your Excellency a copy of a letter just received from Genl Heath, to prevent as much as possible the evil consequences that might result from an interruption or delay in the usual Channels of your intelligence. I have the honor to be, Sir, with great respect, Your Excellency’s Obedient & very humble Servt
John Hanson Prest
DLC: Papers of George Washington.