Phildelphia, 11th December 1782
I am to acknowlege the receipt of your Excellency’s polite letter of the 4th instant, and am much obliged by the intelligence it contained. We have since received letters from our Agent Mr Harrison at Cadiz, a copy of which I enclose.
By a letter from General Greene of the 11th of November, we are informed, "that the evacuation of Charles Town will not take place till the 20th or 21st. The enemy are in readiness to embark and have got Transports sufficient to carry them off; but it is said they are waiting for Admiral Pigot to convoy them to the West Indies."
I have the honor of inclosing a letter directed to Thomas Chittendon, Esquire, at Bennington. It contains Resolutions of Congress which it is their wish your Excellency could forward, as directed, by some trusty Hand, who will take a receipt of the delivery, which may be returned to Congress. For your Excellency’s information only, I also enclose a copy of the resolutions referred to.
By some private advices from New-York, it is Said that an embarkation of 5000 Men for the West Indies is taking place in that City. I have the honor to be, with the highest sentiments of respect and esteem, Your Excellency’s Obedient Very humb. Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.