Rocky hill State of N. Jersey 1 Octr 1783
A few days since I had the honor to recieve your Letter of the 19th April last, with the Ode which accompanied it.
The glorious Acts of Louis XVI is a theme so agreable to every true American—that you will easily conceive the pleasure I received from the perusal of your Elegant little Ode on that subject.
I beg you, Sir, to be persuaded, how sensible I am of this mark of your Regard, and of the esteem with which I have the honor to be &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.