George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Pennsylvania Legislature, 9 December 1783

9 December 1783


I am duly affected by the wellcome reception I have met with on my return to this City; & with unusual pleasure accept your obliging congratulation.

But I feel myself particularly indebted to you Gentlemen, for that delicate sensibility, which hath spared my feelings, and by suppressing your sentiments of my conduct, placed it in but too fair a point of light.

It is from a heart overflowing with gratitude for your past assistance & present politeness, that I reciprocate all your benevolent wishes.

While my farewell blessing thus attends you, permit me to give this last public testimony of the great respect & esteem with which I have the honor to be Gentlemen Your Most Obedt Hbl. Servt.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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