Baltimore 5th April 1782
Doctor Craik gives me but a moment to acknowlege your Excellency’s letter of the 12 of last month.
I think precisely with your Excellency in your observations on the war. Its prosecution is certainly intended, and it is our business to bring as early as possible a respectable force into the field. Shall I tell you, that we inlist but slowly, and that I am very apprehensive our Assembly will be averse to classing the people. We shall meet, it is expected early in May, when your thoughts will be urged in every different form. Most respectfully and with the greatest attachment I have the honor to be your Excellency’s most ob. st
DLC: Papers of George Washington.