Want to save this letter now that you've found it?
It's easy - just create your own collection of letters after signing up for a free account.
I am exceedingly mortified that you did not accept of my offer at Albany, to go to England in a vessel, that the State of Massachusetts Bay would, at my request, have provided. General Glover, with whom you are acquainted, was, in that case, to have attended you in his own ship ; and I am persuaded you would have avoided many disagreements, had it pleased you to have accepted that offer. Your case I feel, as I ever shall that of the unfortunate brave. If courage, perseverance, and a faithful attachment to your Prince could have prevailed, I might have been your prisoner. The chance of war has determined otherwise.
The Congress now send the passports you desire ; and I am happy to acquaint you, that the Major and Lady Harriet Ackland are in New York, and may possibly be in England as soon as, or very soon after you. With respect, I am, Sir, Your most obedient, humble servant,
- Correspondence of the American Revolution; Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Volume II., Jared Sparks, 1853