23 December 1782
You will proceed as expeditiously as may be, with the Letter now committed to you, addressed to Thomas Chittenden Esqr. of Bennington; and deliver the same to him, you will be careful to take a receipt for the delivery of the Letter, and return directly to Head Quarters with it. Given at Head Qrs Newburgh Decr 23d.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.