New Windsor June 4th 1781
The present conveyance is sudden & unexpected. I have only time therefore to acknowledge the receipt of your favors of the 29th Ulto and to assure you, that I felt a most sensible pleasure, when I heard of your acceptance of the late appointment of Congress to regulate the Finances of this Country—My hand & heart shall be with you, and as far as my assistance will, or can go, command it. We have, I am perswaded, but one object in view—the public good—to effect which, I will aid your endeavours to the extent of my abilities, & with all the powers I am vested. I shall be happy in a meeting with you & would have wrote you more fully at this time if the bearer was not waiting I could not however refrain from embracing the fine oppertunity that offered of expressing the pleasure I felt at hearing, from yourself, that you had entered upon the duties of your office, & to assure you with how much truth & sincerety I am Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt & Aff. Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.