To Timothy Matlack Oct. 30, 1777

To Timothy Matlack Oct. 30, 1777

GEN. GREENE'S QUARTERS,

SIR:

The enclosed were written when your Express came, please to convey them as directed. Your letter I observe is dated 26, four days ago. Suppose by this Time you have had particulars of Burgoyne's surrender. The bad weather and the high waters render it impossible to pass from one part of the camp to another. I understand by the Articles o-L- Capitulation which came to Headquarters that Burgoyne and his Army are to be sent to England. You will see my remarks on that Head in my letter to Col. Lee, which is enclosed and unsealed. No attempt has been made on the Forts since the 22d by the Hessians. Count Dunop is wounded and a Prisoner with about 200 others killed, wounded and taken besides what wounded were carried into Philadelphia, which by ye account of persons who came out, exceed that number. For twenty-four pounds have been got from the wreck and more will yet be gotten. The Army is as well as can be expected after a long continuance of cold rain. I write this at Gen. Greene's. Shall go from hence to headquarters. If anything new there, I will either add it, or send another letter. I shall go forward [to] the forts this afternoon.

THOMAS PAINE