Prince Town October 30th 1783
I beg leave to inform your Excellency that I purpose embarking for Europe on board the Packet, which will sail in the beginning of next week. Should my presence in France or England capacitate a service for your Excellency, I shall hope the honor of being charged with your commands.
My best attention to whatever you may be pleased to request will mark, I hope, in some degree, the warm attachment and profound respect with which I am, Dear General, Your Affectionate and devoted Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.