George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Frederick Visscher, 30 June 1782

Schenectady 30th June 1782.


We the Magistrates, and Military Officers of the Town of Schenectady, in behalf of ourselves and it’s other Inhabitants: do most humbly congratulate your Excellency, on your Arrival in this Place.

Permit us also to congratulate your Excellency, on the signal success of the american arms, during the present War.

We have reason to bless and adore that Providence, which has hitherto preserved your precious Life; and to offer up our fervent prayers, for a Continuance of your Health and prosperity.

We anticipate the glorious period when the Voice of War shall be at an end, when the Inhabitants of our Bleeding Country, shall be enabled to sit under their Vines and Fig-Trees, and no savage foe to disturb their Rest.

We do most humbly implore the God of all Grace, to restore Peace to these United States; and to bestow on your Excellency that Peace which passeth all understanding.

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