Head Quarters, Newburgh Jany 29th, 1785,
My dear Sir:
On the 18th December I wrote a long letter advising you very fully of the state of affairs in this part of the Continent. Since that time I have had the pleasure to receive your three favors of the 6th, 10th, & 19th of the same month. I scarcely need assure you that the intelligence communicated in your last, of the liberation of the Southern States from the power of the Enemy has afforded me ----------------------------------- that this event must be attended with very interesting consequences whatever the future intentions of the British Cabinet may be. Permit me to felicitate you sincerely as your agency is producing it, and to request you will make known to the officers and soldiers of your army my approbation of their conduct. The enclosed orders which I have caused to be published to the army will be a permanent testimony of my sentiments and feelings on the occasion.
Convinced that your knowledge of
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