Dobbs’s Ferry 14th Jany 1783
After breaking thro’ numberless snow-banks and encountring the Difficulties attendant on those who move in unbeaten Paths, I arrived here yesterday.
The Post is in its usual order and nothing material has happen’d during my absence. My Corespondent below had deposited the enclosed Papers, which I sent for last night and have the honor of forwarding. there is no News Circulating but what they contain.
I beg leave to assure your Excellency, that I entertain the most grateful Sense of the polite Treatment I received when at Head Quarters and am with sincerity Your Excellency’s most obliged Humble Servt
W.S. Smith Lt Colo.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.