Head Quarters 9th April 1783
I have the Honor to transmit to your Excellency the Copy of a Letter which I received Yesterday from Sir Guy Carleton, by the Hand of Capt. Stapleton Deputy Adjut General to the British Army.
I should have sent it off instantly by Express for the Information of Congress, but being told by Capt. Stapleton, that Dispatches had been sent out by Sir Guy Carleton & Admiral Digby, by Way of Elizabeth Town, for Philadelphia, the Morning that he left the City, I concluded that there was not a necessity of so great Expedition. With the highest Esteem & Respect I have the Honor to be Sir Your Excellency’s Most Obedient and Most humble Servt
DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.