George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, 4 December 1783

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

G: Washington

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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