Philadelphia December 4th 1781
Yesterday I was honored with your Excellency’s Letter of that Date; and on a Conference with the Director General and Doctor Latimer, have taken such Measures, as in the opinion of those Gentlemen and my own, have been judg’d most likely to carry the designed Establishment into Execution effectually and without Delay.
If any further Assistance within my Power shall be wanting I shall give it with the greatest Cheerfulness, and shall be exceedingly happy, if any Exertions of mine can prevent the Loss, or alleviate the Distresses of any of the brave and good Men, whose Relief is intended. With perfect Esteem & Respect I am Sir, your Excellency’s most obedient & humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.