Philada Decr 25th 1780.
In a former letter of mine, I had the honour to acquaint Your Excellency with my safe Return to America, and as it hath happened that the same letter hath lain over in the place where I put it to be forwarded I beg leave to mention to You the Subject of it—At the same time I take the opportunity to congratulate Your Excellency of Your health which by public Accounts of You is in a perfect State.
Certain Commissions which from my native Country I have undertaken to execute here & have laid the same before Congress, will prove the favourable opinion of the one to the other & may serve as an Introduction to a nearer Alliance of both.
I expect in a few days to have the Resolve of Congress on that Subject & upon other matters concerning myself, and hope that I shall soon have the honour in person to wait on Your Excellency And am with great respect Sir, Your Excellency’s, most obedt hble Servt
in the Arch-Street betwen Second & Therd-Street by [ ] Wirth
DLC: Papers of George Washington.