[dateline] Phyladelphia May 26. 1775
[salute] Dr Sir
The Bearers of this are two young Gentlemen from Maryland, of one of the best and
first Families in that Province.1
One of them is a Lawyer, the other a Physician. Both have independent Fortunes. Such
is their Zeal in the Cause of America, and Such their fellow Feeling for the People
of our Province, that they are determined to Spend the Summer, in our Camp in order
to gain Experience and perfect themselves in the Art military. They are soldiers already.
Their name is Hall.
It will be of great Importance that these Gentlemen should be treated with the Utmost
Delicacy, and Politeness. Their Letters to their Friends will have a great Influence
on the Southern Colonies.
I Should take it as a favour if you would introduce these Gentlemen, to all our best
Friends, and to the Knowledge of every Thing that can Serve the Cause.
I can not inform you of any Thing, passing here that is worth knowing. I hope We shall
give Satisfaction. But it must be a work of Time. I am your Friend,