From George Washington
Head Quarters [Newburgh, New York] 16th April 1783
I have received your letter of the 9th instant in behalf of a Committee of Congress, requestg my Sentiments upon the military Department of a Peace Establishment.
As this Discussion will involve a variety of Considerations, & these of very great Importance, The Committee will indulge me in a little Time to collect & concenter my Ideas on this Subject & they may depend on my communicating them in the best Manner I am able & at the earliest period in my power.1
I am &c
Colo Hamilton—in Congress
Df, in writing of Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Washington submitted his plan for a peace establishment to Congress on May 2, 1783.