[dateline] Cambridge Jany: 7: 1776
You will excuse me for reminding you of our conversation the other Evening, when I
inform'd you that General Lee's departure for New York is advisable upon the Plan
of his Letter, and under the circumstances I then mentioned, ought not to be delayed.
In giving me your opinion of this matter I have no doubt of your taking a comprehensive
view of it. That is, you will not only consider the propriety of the measure, but
of the execution. Whether such a step, tho' right in itself may not be looked upon
as beyond my Line &ca &ca.1
If it could be made convenient and agreeable to you to take Pott Luck with me today,
I shall be very glad of your Company and we can then talk the matter over at large.
Please to forward General Lee's Letter to me. I am &ca.,