George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert R. Livingston, 10 March 1783

Newburgh 10th March 1783

Dear Sir,

The honor of your favor dated the 26th Ulto, inclosing the resolves of Congress of the 20th preceeding; and a state of the Negociations for a general pacification (when your last advices were dated) came duly to hand; and I thank you for the information, and your observations thereon.

The state of suspence in which we are held at present, with respect to Peace or War, is not more irksome than it is unaccountable; unless the detention of the Cadiz Fleet—giving more time for manoeuvring—has inspired hope in some of the contending parties, particularly G. Britain, on whom it is to be presumed the treaty will bear hardest, of bettering their terms.

Mrs Washington unites her Compliments & best wishes with mine to Mrs Livingston, and the other Ladies of your family, I am—Dr Sir with great esteem & respect Yr Most Obedt Ser.

Go: Washington


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