George Washington Papers

From George Washington to E. Westerlo, 28 June 1782

Albany 28th June 1782


I am extreamly happy in this opportunity of blending my public duty with my private satisfaction, by paying a due attention to the Frontiers & advanced Posts of this State, and at the same time visiting this antient & respectable City of Albany.

While I consider the approbation of the Wise & the Virtuous as the highest possible reward for my services, I beg you will be assured, Gentlemen, that I now experience the most sensible pleasure from the favorable sentiments you are pleased to express of my Conduct.

Your benevolent wishes & fervent prayers for my personal wellfare & felicity, demand all my gratitude. May the preservation of your civil & religious Liberties still be the care of an indulgent Providence; and may the rapid increase & universal extension of knowledge virtue & true Religion be the consequence of a speedy & honorable Peace. I am Gentlemen, with [   ].

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