Head Qrs April 14 1783
My dear Baron
A Committee of Congress is appointed to consider what arrangements it will be proper to adopt in the different departments with reference to a peace.
Colo. Hamilton who is Chairman of this Committee has written me on this Subject wishing to know my Sentiments at large on such institutions of every kind for the interior defence of these States, as may be best adapted to their circumstances and conciliate security with Oeconomy and with the principles of our Governments: I wish therefore to be favord with your thoughts on this Subject as soon as possible that I may compare them with my own and be able to comply with the Request of the Committee in as full a manner and with as little delay as can be. I am my dear Baron Your very Obedt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.