[dateline] Brussels Septr 1st. 1782
I have not heard from Mr Lawrens since He sent me the Letter of a part of which I
have sent your Excellency a Copy but Mr Lee tells me that He has written to London
demanding a Passport to go from thence to America as He finds a difficulty in getting
a safe Passage there from France. My Friend in London1
writes me that the Passport is granted at the request of Lord Cornwallis.
I Know not whether Mr Lawrens will come this way, should He do it—I wish I had your
Excellencys Leave to explain to Him the grounds of your Conduct towards Him, which
I should be glad He saw in a clear Light.
I inclose a continuation of the Letters &c.2
I have seen your Excellencys name mentiond frequently of late in the news papers.3
The State Papers shall be sent for Publication—I should be glad to Know what news
papers of England Your Excellency has an Opportunity of seeing.
A Ship has brought Letters from Baltimore as late as the 14th of July—they say that
the Trade is almost Annihilated by the English Cruisers. That the people are dissatisfied
with the heavy Taxes which they are unable to pay and that by Consequence the Army
is unpaid—that the Old Mr Carrol and the Lady of the Young one are dead.4
I am with the greatest Consideratn Sir Your Excellencys Most Obedient Humble Sert