[dateline] Philadelphia 7th. Septr. 1779
On the 20th. August last I had the Pleasure of recieving and communicating to Congress
your Favors of the 3d. and 4th. of that month. Be pleased to accept my Congratulations
on your safe Return to your Family and Country. Yours of the 27 Feby. and 1st. March
last came to Hand about ten Days ago. An Expectation of having Commands from Congress
to transmit, induced me to delay writing 'till now.
I have the Honor to be Sir with great Respect & Esteem Your most obedient and h'ble