Portsmouth N. Hamps. Aug. 30th 1783
I was happy enough to receive your Kind favour of the 4th Inst. by the Count Del Verme who did me the Honor to put up with me for a few Days. I am highly pleased with this Nobleman & think myself under great Obligations to your Excellency for his acquaintance. I shall always think myself highly Honored in shewing every civility in my Power to such Gentlemen as you are pleased to Introduce.
Let me add Sir that it would give me the highest pleasure & satisfaction to have the Honor of waiting on your Excellency at my Habitation, should it ever happen that you come this way (which I most earnestly hope for) pray be so good as to make my House your Home. Wishing you every happiness this World can afford you & most heartily Congratulating you on our Glorious success, beleive me with every sentiment of Regard & Respect Your Excellency’s Most Obliged Humle Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.