Baltimore Decr 18th 1783
The acceptable manner in which you have wellcomed my arrival in the Town of Baltimore, and the happy terms in which you have communicated the congratulations of its Inhabitants, lay me under the greatest obligations.
Be pleased, Gentlemen, to receive this last public acknowledgment for the repeated instances of your politeness; and to believe, it is my earnest wish that the Commerce, the Improvements, & universal prosperity of this flourishing Town, may, if possible, increase with even more rapidity than they have hitherto done. I have the honour to be &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.