Head Quarters 22d April 1783
I have your favor of the 14th—Apprehending the same Delay, which you mention, in the Conveyance of the News of Peace by Way of Quebec—I have written to B. Genl McLean, commandg at Niagara, giving him the Information as I had received it from Sir Guy Carleton—This Letter was inclosed to your Care, more than a Week ago—I hope it has been received, transmitted agreeable to my Desire—This Notice gives to the Western posts, altho not official, yet will I hope, be received with some Attention, & serve to prevent the Mischiefs which we have been led to apprehend from the late Disposition of the Indians.
Your Congratulations on the great Event of peace, I accept with much pleasure, & beg you to be assured that I make you a Return of mine, with equal satisfaction.
Your request to go to N. York, I shall gladly indulge as soon as Matters are a little more settled than at present—I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.