New York City 4th Decr 1783
My Dr Marqs
Since I came to this place, which was evacuated by the British Forces, & taken possession of by our Troops on the 25th ulto, I have made a purchase of so many pieces of the plated Ware, as to render it unnecessary for you to comply with the request of my letter of the 30th of October from Princeton by Majr L’Enfant; & have to beg the favor of you to take no steps in consequence thereof. With the greatest truth, & most unfeigned regard, I am, My Dr Marqs Yr sincere friend & affecte Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.