Philada 14th Dec. 1781.
It is with infinite satisfaction that I transmit the enclosed copy of an Act of Congress of the 10th instant; as I am satisfied the exertion called for is agreeable to your Excellency’s wish and expectation, and if punctually and properly complied with, will contribute in the highest degree to the final attainment of the great and glorious objects we are contending for, and towards which so many judicious and successful advances have lately been made both in Virginia and South Carolina. With the highest sentiments of respect and esteem I have the honor to be, Sir, Your Excellency’s Obedient & very humble Servant
John Hanson [Presid.]
DLC: Papers of George Washington.