Newburgh 16th July 1783
The Valese arrived safe; as the three Articles wch accompanied your card of the first Instt also did but the latter did not get to hand till yesterday. I can only repeat my thanks to you for your great and constant attention to me, & wish for opportunities to show my sense of them.
The small matters which were expected from Virginia are not yet received, and it is to be feared will never be found. I am going to make an excursion which will, I expect, employ fifteen or 18 days.
You will be pleased to receive further assurances of the pleasure I shall have in entertaining you at my House in Virginia; and in shewing you every Civility in my power in that State. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt Hble Ser.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.