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.
1. This 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.