[dateline] Passy Feb. 12. 1779
We duly received the Letter which you did us the honor of writing on the 9th. of Feb.1
accompanyed with a Letter from Mr. Pringle, herewith you have the Draught of an Answer to that Gentleman,2
which you are requested, if you approve of it to subscribe and forward. As
Mr. Lee is best acquainted with the Places, Persons and Officers to which Mr. Pringle must apply—it is requested of Mr. Lee to make a Draught of Instructions, for Mr. Pringle, which Mr. Adams will subscribe, if he approves them, as he doubts not he shall.3
I have the honor to be &ca.