Washington, George, 1732-1799. The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources: Volume 4
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AND WILLIAM WHIPPLE New York, April 22, 1776.

    Gentlemen: I received your favor of the 14th. instant and Judging Col. Richard Gridley and Col. Henry Knox, to be as proper persons as any I was acquainted with, have wrote the former to view the Harbour Fortifications &ca. at Cape Ann, the Latter, those of New London, if not come from thence; Inclosing each a Copy of your Letter for their Instructions, and enjoining a clear and full report to be made me, which I shall do myself the honor of transmitting you, as soon as It comes to hand.

    I return you my thanks for your Polite congratulations on my safe arrival here, and am very respectfully, Your &ca.