Philada 18th March 1782
The Secretary at War having arrived from the Eastward, I expect to be able to finish my business with him in the course of a day or two; and shall be ready, if Congress see no further occasion for my stay in this City, to set out for the Army on the North River on Wednesday or Thursday next.
I request the favor of your Excellency to honor me with the determination and Commands of Congress. I have the honor to be with the greatest Respect Yr Excellency’s most obt and hble servt
DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.