|Dear Sir||Grosvenor Square Westminster August 9. 1785|
Colonel William Smith, the Secretary of the Legation of the United States of America to the Court of Great Britain, is bound to the Hague and from thence to Breslaw and Berlin. This Gentleman has served as an Aid de Camp to General Washington and has commanded a Regiment in the Service of the United States, and has served in all Capacities with much Reputation. I beg leave to introduce him to you and your Family. Your last Letters to Congress Shall be sent with my first Dispatches.
Mr Short with the Prussian Treaty is here and will join you in a few days.