[dateline] 1 March 1782
Fort Philip was taken on February 4th, without capitulation; the garrison (2,500 men)
I heard this from the Ambassador himself, who announced it this morning to the Prince.
I congratulate you. This is a good toast for your Sunday. I am awaiting a response
to my last letter. I just paid the 8,000ƒ, and tomorrow I will begin the fee payments.
Good news from Friesland. I am working on something interesting here, which I will
communicate to you in person.
[salute] I am with respect, and still remain, sir, your very humble and very obedient servant