Schenectady June 30th 1782
I request you to accept my warmest thanks for your affectionate address.
In a cause so Just & righteous as ours, we have every reason to hope the divine Providence will still continue to crown our arms with success, and finally compel our Enemies to grant us that Peace upon equitable terms, which we so ardently desire.
May you, and the good People of this Town, in the mean time be protected from every insidious or open foe, and may the complicated blessings of Peace soon reward your arduous Struggles for the establishment of the freedom and Independence of our common Country.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.