Rocky Hill August 26th 1783
I cannot but think it essential that Congress should be informed of the disposition and conduct of the British Officers at the Western Posts, of our frontier Inhabitants, and of the Savages, in order that adequate Measures may be taken to avail ourselves of any favorable circumstances to prevent Hostilities, and place that extent of Territory which is ceded to us, under some proper Regulations; it is for these purposes, I have taken the liberty of enclosing to your Excellency the Extract of a Letter from Lieut. Colo. De Peyster, and the Copy of another Letter from Brigadr General Maclean, which were received yesterday under cover from Colo. Willett. I have the honor to be Sir Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Servant
DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.