Annapolis 25th April 1783
I have been honored with your Excellencys Favor of March, and am exceedingly obliged by your Excellency’s Attention to the Representation I made of the Enemies Depredations on the Citizens of this State. General Carlton has been so polite as to write me two Several Letters on the Subject, and assured me that Measures would be taken for the prevention of the like Outrages: but the late general Cessation of Hostilities has rendered those Steps unnecessary, on which important Event I beg leave to Offer your Excellency my Warmest Congratulations.
I return your Excellency Thanks for your Polite Congratulation on my Appointment to the Government of this State, and shall be happy if by my Exertions in my Department I shall be able to contribute to the general Interest and Welfare of the United States. With every Sentiment of Regard and Attachment I have the Honor to be Your Excellencys Most Obedient Humble Servant.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.