Hogebergh 19th July 1783.
The Corporation of the City of Albany having been apprized of your Excellency’s being on your way to that Place, have deputed us as a Committee to meet your Excellency previous to your Arrival. we have come thus far for that Purpose and are at the House of Mr Gerrit Staats whom we would request your Excellency’s Presence for a few Moments. We have the Honour to be Your Excellency’s Most Obedient & very hum. Servant
Leonard Gansevoort Junr
DLC: Papers of George Washington.