Schenectady 30th June 1782
We the Minister Elders and Deacons of the Reformed protestant Dutch Church of the Town of Schenectady do most humbly congratulate your Excellency on your arrival in this place to visit us.
With hearts full of Joy we praise and adore the Supreme being that he has hitherto protected your dear person and has granted so many Victories to the Army under your Command and to the other American Armys. And pray his Divine Majesty that he may take your Excellency under his holy protection during the whole Contest—till war is concluded in a Glorious Peace. And that Everlasting Glory may be your portion.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.