Feby 25th 1783.
I have no objection to your setting out for Boston tomorrow, and heartily wish you a pleasant journey & safe return. My Sentiments publicly & privately have been so fully delivered, that I shall say nothing respecting your return.
I do not wish to defeat the end & purposes of your going, by limiting the term of your absence to a shorter period than is necessary to accomplish the business which carries you from Camp; and having a reliance on your prudence & regard to propriety shall leave you at liberty to extend, if necessary, your absence beyond the 15th of April; as I am perswaded the example of it will not escape your own reflections.
I thank you for your assurances of friendship & Attachment—and am Dr Sir Yr most Obed. Hble Ser.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.