Head Quarters 27th April 1782
I take pleasure in acknowledging the Receipt of your Favor of the 18th instant, which was presented by the Count Beniowsky.
The kind concern which you express for mine & Mrs Washingtons personal Safety is particularly gratefull to me; and I beg you will accept my sincerest Thanks for the obliging Manner, in which you have conveyed these Sentiments.
From the prospects which are presenting to View in the West Indies, we have Reason to expect Intelligence of interesting Importance from that Quarter. And as Events which take place there, may arrive to your knowledge at an early hour, and with great certainty, I shall at all Times hold myself obliged by the Communication of such Intelligence as you shall think proper to convey—I need not to assure you, that I shall feel a very particular Satisfaction in any Success which shall attend the Arms of his Most Catholic Majesty. With very sincere Regard I am sir Your most Obedt Servt.
P.S. Permit me, in this first letter I have had the honor of writing to you since my departure from Philadelphia, again to express my sensibility of the obligations you laid me under during my residence in that City—and to assure you that it will ever be a first pleasure with me to acknowledge them, and upon all occasions to give you proofs of the esteem & regard with which you have inspired. Yr most Obedt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.