West Point June 22d 1781
The Brethren of Washington Lodge No. 10 present their most respectful Compliments to you, and would be very happy, if that you, wou’d honor them with your Company, at the Celebration of the Festival of St John’s, which they intend (necessary avocations excepted) to celebrate, on Monday the 25th Instant, at Peeks Kill. There was a former Invitation sent to your Excellency, but as the Lodge were not acquainted, with your intentions & have also resolved, upon another place to celebrate the Feast, they judge it necessary to notify your Excellency again, hoping that you will favor them with your Company. I am Sir With the greatest Respect Your Excellency’s Ever devoted & very humble Servant. In behalf of the Lodge
John R. Stafford Secretary
DLC: Papers of George Washington.