Head Qrs 19th June 1782
Your favor of the 12th I was honoured with last Night, and not chusing to trust my Sentiments on the Subject of it to Paper, I communicated them freely to General Lincoln (who set off at 4 o’clock this Morning on his return to Philadelphia) with a request that he would convey them to you. When I am favoured with the Cypher which you have promised me, I will convey my opinion upon your proposition in my own Words, with my reasons for it. In the meanwhile I remain with every Sentiment of esteem & regard. Dr Sir Yr Most Obt & Most Hble Servt
NHi: Robert Livingston Papers.