Head Qrs., Verplanks point, September 12, 1782.
Mr. Brailsford did me the honor to present your favor of the 21st. Ulto. and I thank you for introducing so agreeable and well informed a Gentleman to my acquaintance.
I am happy to hear that Mrs. Bee and you prepose to honor Mount Vernon with a call on your return to Carolina. I wish I could be there to give you a welcome. Mrs. Washington will be more fortunate, and I am sure will enjoy the pleasure. I have only to wish that your stay may not be confined to a day or two; I am certain the length of it will add to the pleasure.
I pray you to present my best respects to Mrs. Bee and to be assured that I am etc.
Printed Source--John C. Fitzpatrick, ed. The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799. 39 vols. (Washington, D.C., 1931-44)..