Philad. Oct: 27. 1781
Permit me to mingle my sincere Congratulations with the general Applause on the late glorious Success of the Army under your Excellencys immediate Command. I trust you will not suspect me of Flattery when I assure you that I think the Wisdom of the Plan, the Secrecy of the Movements & Gallantry in Execution will hand Down the whole to Posterity as equal to those celebrated Enterprizes which have distinguished the greatest Generals of this or former Ages. The Pleasure I feel in seeing your Toils & Cares crown’d with such signal Honour is too great to be supposed & I hope you will excuse this Effusion as the real & genuine Result of the very great Respect & Esteem with which which I am Dear Sir Your obliged & [ ] Hbble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.