Recipient: Dumas, Charles William Frederic
[dateline] Amsterdam March 1. 1781
[salute] Dear Sir
The Letters I received at Leyden, obliged me to leave you Sooner than I intended,1
but <I did not know>
, I shall soon See you again, at the Hague.
I have received, important Dispatches from Congress, upon which I want your Advice.
I hope it is no bad News. You will Say nothing, reflect well upon the Times, and be
prepared to answer me, serious Questions upon public Affairs—nothing personal—nor
selfish—nor little. I shall See you, in the Course of next Week—if nothing turns up,
to prevent it, which I dont foresee. Dont raise your Expectations too high—remember—Nil