This makes the 11th Letter I have wrote you since I left home some on business and others with news– I have three days ago, rec'd your favours of the 4 & 11th Ulto. Poor Col Kennons family, I feel for them most sincerely. It gives me pleasure to know you have disposed of half the Concern to Gentlemen high, very high in my esteem. But you sold too cheap, such a Still as the large one, could not have been purchased in Philadelphia when I left it under £1500 this Currency—I am glad you have some Molasses to make a beginning with, your 5.000 gallons distilled with rum would fetch 60s per Gallon in this state & several others,
I refer you to the Bearer Col. Walton for news as he has every necessary information with him. He is a Georgia Delegate returning home. I beg you will be civil to him & introduce him to all our friends. He is a worthy man.
Mr. Quince & Mr. Ancrum never write to me, I have malice at heart against them both. I shall write to Mr. Brice fully in answer to his letters as soon as I can have it in my power to give him satisfactory Information. Tell him this. I have it not in my power to Correspond with Capt. Forster's brother or any other Gent in the Lower Counties. I would advise my friend Brice to go on with his administration in fact the people in that state are two thirds I may say ⅞ Tories, I hope Mr. Forster is not one of them—.
General Washington's Army marched towards the Great City, the 8th Inst. and I suppose intends to have another brush with the Enemy—God send his success. Our Northern affairs seem to be in a good train. Genl. Burgoyn is in a very Critical Situation. Good news is hourly expected from that Quarter. Colo. Walton is just setting off.