I am informed you are to be recall'd, for which I am sorry and glad both, for I don't think it will be in the power of any genl. officer who commands in this country to add to his reputation, whatever he may loose from it.
I was informed that you was apprehensive I had joined a party against you. I intended to convince you to the contrary by my conduct, and not mention the matter to you; but as you are going away, that will not be in my power; must therefore tell, on my word and Honor, that I never had the most distant thought of such a thing, nor was a thing of that Kind ever mentioned to me, or I would have let you a known it immediately, for I despise party matters as I do the devil.
I would be very glad to see you before you leave the army, if possible.
Major Bruin is on his way to join his Regt., he being intituled