Head Quarters. 12th April 1783
The Commandr in Chief directs me to inform you, that, having attended to the Justification of your Conduct as represented to him in your Report of the 6th instant—and, being disposed, from his former good Opinion of you as an officer, to think the best, is willing to look upon your going into N. York with Mr Morris as a Step of Inadvertence—which, altho in its first aspect, it wore a very disagreeable Appearance, yet, as it was attended with no ill Intention, the Idea of Criminality is removed from his Mind—and therefore he desires that you will entertain no further Apprehension of his Displeasure on that a/c. Your
DLC: Papers of George Washington.