George Washington to George III, King of Great Britain, 6 June 1792

Great & good friend

I have made choice of Thomas Pinckney one of our distinguished citizens to reside near your Majesty in the quality of Min. Plenip of the U. S. of America. he is well apprised of the friendship our Republic bears to you, & of our desire to cultivate the harmony & good correspondence so happily subsisting between us. from a knolege of his fidelity, probity and good conduct, I have entire confidence that he will render himself acceptable to Your Majesty, & give effect to our desire of preserving & advancing on all occasions the interest & happiness of the two nations. I beseech you therefore to give full credence to whatever he shall say to you on the part of the U. S. and most of all when he shall assure you of their friendship & wishes for your prosperity, and I pray god to have Your Majesty in safe & holy keeping. Written at Philadelphia this day of June 1792.

PrC of Dft (DLC); entirely in TJ’s hand; partially dated; at foot of text: “To our great & good friend His Britannic Majesty”; pressed on same sheet as draft of George Washington to Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain. FC (DLC); in William Lambert’s hand.