Virginia, Richmond December 21st 1781
In obedience to the command of the House of Delegates, I have the honour of inclosing to you a vote of thanks, which, with my sincere approbation I beg your Excellency’s acceptance of. I am your Excellency’s Most obedient Hble Servt
Jno. Tyler S.H.D.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.
Monday the 17th of December 1781
His Excellency General Washington in his command of the allied Army at York having given fresh Proofs of his Courage, good Conduct, and indefatigable Zeal for the public Service in which he hath so gloriously persevered during the whole course of the War, and the decisive and compleat success of the allied Arms over the Enemy commanded by Earl Cornwallis, is an Event interesting to America and productive of signal Good to this Commonwealth.
Resolved therefore unanimously that the Thanks of this House be presented to his Excellency for his late glorious Services at York Town; and that he be assured the conspicuous Merit and exalted Virtue which his Character uniformly exhibits will ever excite the warmest Love and Gratitude of his Country men.
Jno: Tyler, S.H.D.
Attest John Beckley C.H.D.