31 December 1783
The Mayor and Commonalty of Alexandria, impressed with the liveliest Sentiments of affection and gratitude, do most sincerely congratulate your Excellency on your return from the conclusion of a glorious and successful war, to domestic happiness and tranquillity.
We, experience a Singular Satisfaction in reflecting that your residence in our neighbourhood will have a happy influence as well on the growth & prosperity, of this infant Town, as on the morals and conduct of its inhabitants.
Penetrated with a Sense of the inestimable Services which you have rendered your Country; and attached to your person by a long acquaintance with your virtues, it is and shall be our prayer, that Heaven may preserve you in health; and prolong a life which it has decreed should be of a much importance to mankind.
Signed by order and in behalf
of the Commonality
Richd Conway Mayr
DLC: Papers of George Washington.