To Major-General Greene January 31, 1779

To Major-General Greene January 31, 1779

From the original letter at the American Philosophical Society.

Dear Sir

You doubtless think it strange I have not, as usual, called to see you. I have been out no where, and was resolved not to go out, till I had set every thing to rights. — I know how it must end because I have it in my hands — The roguery will soon come out, and as I was determined to answer no questions upon the Subject. I thought it best to put it out of every body’s power to ask me any — but finding you go tomorrow I must break this my resolve by calling upon you to day — I have acquainted his Excellency with the same reasons —

Notwithstanding my absence, set me down as one your most attached friends, and in return remember your

Obt Hble Servt


P. S. If you should be off when I call I wish you would leave word when you will be at home.