George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Mifflin, 3 December 1783

New York 3d December 1783


In my Last Letter to your Excellency I had the honor to acquaint Congress with the arrangement Sir Guy Carleton had made for the Evacuation of New York on the 23 Ulto, I have now to inform you that the Embarkation was postponed two days on account of the badness of the Weather.

On the 25 of November the British Troops left this City and a Detachment of our Army marched into it. The Civil Power was immediately put in possession, and I have the happiness to assure you that the most perfect regularity and good order has prevailed ever since—on which pleasing events I congratulate your Excellency and Congress.

A Copy of the last letter I have recd from Sir Guy Carleton is inclosed. With the highest respect I have the honor to be Sir Your Excellencys Most Obedient humble Servant

Go: Washington

P.S. Your favor of the 23 Ulto is just come to hand.

DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.

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