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Jonathan Trumbull while Secretary and first aide to George Washington writes " . . . I wish Capt. Barney's account was more explicit respecting a general peace. I fear much least we shall be obliged to have another campaign. A vessel is arrived at Boston which left Amsterdam about January 25th. We have nothing particular from her but that the negotiations were going on when she left."
Newburgh: , March 18, 1783. Newburgh, March 18, 1783. Legal. "The ALS dated Newburgh 18th March of 1783 reads is in response to a March 12th letter Trumbull received. It reads in part, ""Sir, . . The time of my Brother's receiving the 21,000 dollars was fully ascertained in my last to you, as I am able to so it - it must depend only on probable circumstances, which are mentioned in that letter. I wish I was proposed of money, either of my own, or belonging to the state, to . . . Amelia, I would do it - . . . I am poor, and the ability of the state for present need is equally unavailing - the interest of the bills received, has been applied . . . the particulars I can show you here or (crossed out) your return to Connecticut - I am lately from Connecticut that I know not how to obtain Leave of Absence again - if Seymour would receive payments as you mention . . . I should be exceedingly glad to have that debt settled - but I fear Col. Wadsworth is mistaken - Suppose I shall have opportunity to see you along on your return to Connecticut. I wish Capt. Barry. . . was . . . a general . . . I fear much, least we shall be obliged to have another campaign . . . Is arrived at Boston which left Amsterdam about 25th July. We have nothing particular from her but that negotiation wise going on when she left. My love to sister Amelia. Am yours most obliged. J Trumbull."" Some edge wear folds and staining. Dark and readable with a beautiful signature. Part of the Thomas MacDonald Revolutionary War collection."
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