Phila. 2d Decemr 1781
I have been honored with your Excellency’s Favr of the 10th ulto—and am much obliged by your kind Condolence on the very heavy Loss which Mrs Washington & myself have suffered in the Death of the amiable youth Mr Custis.
I arrived in this Town on the 27th ulto where, at the Request of Congress, I expect to remain some Weeks.
I am glad to find that your Troops begin to find themselves accomodated & hope that your Winter Quarters will prove very agreeable to yourself & the Gentlemen of your Army. With very great Regard & Esteem I am Your Excellency’s &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.