George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jedediah Huntington, 3 October 1783

West Point 3d Octor 1783

Dear Sir,

The cold Season drawing near, admonishes Mrs Huntington of the Necessity of leaving her present Habitation—she proposes, therefore, to move next Week to New York in order to take Passage by Water to Norwich—the State of the Connecticut Line & my own affairs will, I expect, allow me to follow her soon after—we join in the most respectful Compliments to Mrs Washington & your Excellency, and assure you that Time only will efface the Impressions which your Friendships and Civilities have made on our Minds.

As a Soldier I cannot part with your Excellency without expressing the uninterrupted Satisfaction which I have enjoyed under your Command, during an arduous War of Eight long years—that the Happiness of your future days may be proportioned to the eminent Services which you have rendered your Country is the devout and fervent Wish of dear Sir, Your sincere Friend & humble Servant

J. Huntington

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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