To John Rutledge
Fish-kill Octr 5th 1778.
Congress having been pleased to nominate Major Genl Lincoln (the bearer of this Letter) to Command the Troops in the Southern Department I take the liberty of recommending him to your civilities & friendship.1 In this Gentn you will find a worthy character, & a brave & attentive Officer—My best respects are tendered to Mrs Rutledge.2 I have the honr to be with great esteem & regard Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt
ADfS, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
2. John Rutledge’s wife was Elizabeth Grimké Rutledge (1741–1792).