Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington, 2 May 1783

From George Washington1

Newburgh [New York] 2d May 1783.


A necessary absence from Camp and several unavoidable interruptions have been the occasion of, and must be my apology for with holding the inclosed thoughts2 on a peace establishment so long.

If they will afford any assistance, or contain any thing satisfactory, I shall think my time and labour well spent.

I have the honour to be Sir   Your Most Obt: servt G Washington

Varick Transcripts, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1This letter was sent to H in his capacity as chairman of a committee of Congress. See H to Washington, April 9, 1783, and the second of two letters Washington wrote to H on April 16.

2The enclosure, entitled “Sentiments on a Peace Establishment” is printed in GW description begins John C. Fitzpatrick, The Writings of George Washington (Washington, 1931–1944). description ends , XXVI, 374–98.

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