George Washington Papers

From David Humphreys to William Stephens Smith, 27 December 1782

Head Quarters Dec. 27th 1782

Dear Smith

The Commander in Chief who has just gone to Poughkeepsie, has left it in charge with me to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 25th and to inform you that he has no objections to your coming to the Army for the purposes you Mention; at which time your friends will be very happy to see you at Head Quarters—Mrs Washington (who desires me to present her Complts to you) has often expressed a wish to that effect since her arrival.

Orders will be lodged by this conveyance at Kings Ferry to forward your Dispatches. I enclose a number of late Papers for your amusement & remain with great sincerity, Your friend & Hble Servt

D. Humphrys A.D. Camp

P.S. The Genl desires you will forward the Letter to Sir Guy Carlton by Flag.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

Index Entries