Carlisle May 8th 1783
Your Excellencys favor of the 16th of April did not not come to hand til this day, agreeable to your desire I will proceed to Fort Pitt immediately.
I entreat your Excellency will be pleased to give particular instructions respecting any measures you may deem proper for that garrison, as I have reason to fear it will otherwise come in late for a share of public notice: Letters of a late date inform me that the savages have not done any damage in that quarter since the 1st of April. I have the honor to be Your Excellencys Most obedient Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.