before the enemy entered the city, I left the house where Mr. Latrobe’s
elegant taste had been justly admired, and where you and I had so often
wandered together; and on that very day I sent out the silver (nearly all) and velvet curtains
and General Washington's picture, the Cabinet Papers, a few books, and
the small clock - left everything else belonging to the public, our
own valuable stores of every description, a part of my clothes, and
all my servants' clothes, etc., etc. In short, it would fatigue you
to read the list of my losses, or an account of the general dismay or particular distresses of your acquaintance.