Our fates are in the hands of An Almighty God to whom I can with pleasure confide my own he can save us or destroy us his Councils are fixed and cannot be disappointed and all his designs will be Accomplished.

As to my Title I know not yet whether it will be honourable or dishonourable the issue of the War must Settle it. Perhaps our Congress will be Exalted on a high Gallows.

I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular Attention to the Defence of New Jersey and hitherto have denied us nothing which we have Asked for that Purpose.