New Windsor June 22d 1781
I beg you to present my respectful compliments, & warmest wishes to the Brethren of the lodge I have the honor of giving a name to and assure them that I will with great pleasure attend the celebration of the festival of St John on Monday next at Peeks-kill if it shall happen to be in my power to get from hence by that time, but from present appearances I almost despair of it. The causes however wch may prevent it being contingent I will attend if I can—and shall depend upon you for an apology to the Brethren of the lodge if I am not there. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt Servt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.