Annapolis April 18th 1783
I am extremely obliged to Your Excellency for Your polite attentinon in forwarding the many letters to me from England and particularly so for the last Package. I received a letter from Major Murray in which are the following lines. "General Robertson has leave to return to Europe where I shall accompany him—The reflection of what may happen to my Friends here is most unpleasant—Mr White’s Famaly is the one I am most seriously interested for their personal safety—if therefore Mr Lloyd has any Friends that can be useful after the Troops quit this City I shall be happy to think Mrs White and her Children were recommended to their care & protection."
It appears that some threats have been thrown out by some persons in the Neighbourhood of New York which has alarmed the Ladies much—If Sir You can with propriety calm the fears of this Lady and Children You will confer a very great and particular favor on me & Mr Lloyd We have received much Friendship from the Famaly when at New York. I must beg your pardon for taking this liberty and hope I am not making an improper request—and conclude with Mr Lloyds & my most respectful Compliments to Mrs Washington and Your Excellency. I am Sir Your Very Hble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.