12 Decr 1783
You did me great Honor the other Morning in Calling on me, and I was not a little mortifide I was not at home. I could not leave America without paying you my Compliments of Congratulations on your great Success.
And now My dear Sir you have one more Battle to fight, the good fight of Faith, may that God: who has Enabled you to Conqure your Natural Enemies, give you his Grace to Conquer your Spiretual ones, you have had the applause of your fellow mortals, but when you have Conquerd your Spiratual Enemies you will have that Divine Sentance part well done, good and faithfull Servant, Enter thou in to the joy of they Lord. please Sir to give my kind love to your good Lady whome I Esteme and Love; I have Simpothiz’d with her and now pertake of joys, if there is any thing I can be of Servis to her in London I Shall obay her Commands and Execute them with pleasur if I should be Honord with any Commands please to Direct for me at Mr Dennis De Berdts merchants in broad Street Building No. 29. Adiue My Dear Sir and belive me to be with real Esteme your obedient Humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.