Philadelphia 8th June 1783.
I am perfectly persuaded that the proceedings described in the enclosed Letter are such as your Excellency highly disapproves of. It is probable that complaints have been made to you respecting them, & I doubt not that everything proper has been done on the subject. I am much affected by the distresses to which Mrs DeLancey has been exposed by the violent conduct of those persons she complains of in the Letter. My anxiety to alleviate them, & my desire that she should not think me inattentive to her happiness, will I hope appear to you sufficient reasons for my troubling you on this occasion.
I have not the honour of being acquainted with Governor Clinton, & therefore request the favour of your Excellency to make the contents of Mrs DeLancey’s Letter known to him. I am with great regard Dear Sir Your most obt hble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.