George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Arthur Walker, 28 May 1781

28th May 1781

May it please your Excellency

I cannot sufficiently express my Sense of Gratitude, for that Esteem, and good Opinion your Excellency entertains for my person, and Abilities, I return your Excellency my sincere, Thanks for your Excellencies Interest with the Congress, for the Honour of being preferred to the Office of Geographer General to the Southern Army, with the Rank of Colonel; I shall ever pray for the Success of the Congress, and the Forces employed by them; and particularly for your Excellencies Welfare, and Success in all your Undertakings; there is nothing from them, or your Excellency, but what I would accept of; I therefore accept this their kind Offer, and render them all possible Thanks for their Generosity. That the Divine Being would Preserve your Excellency from all Adverse Accidents & watch over your Excellency with a peculiar Care, as the sincere prayer of him, who has the Honour to be May it please your Excellency Your E[xcellenc]ys most obliged, obedient [   ] Servt

Arthur Walker

MdHi: Mordecai Gist Papers.

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