My dear Gen(era)l,
As you have been pleased to honor me with your confidence, I take the liberty to communicate to you my sentiments respecting your plan of operations.
I am decidedly of opinion with you that nothing is left for you but to imitate the example of Scipio Africanus.
This conduct may eventually undo the successes gained by the enemy in the last campaign, and must probably render abortive every effort of his Lordship to establish himself in this state.
Thousands of difficulties oppose your success, & yet, as I said before, no other system can promise you naught but loss to the United States, 8c disgrace
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