Amsterdam the 10th August 1781.
We shall think our self infinitely obliged to our very much esteemed and worthy frend Major Jackson, were it only for suggesting to us that two Cases containing a press for Copying Letters might be Usefull and agreable to Your Excellency. We most earnestly hope and beseech you will add to the obligation by honouring us with your acceptance of them, not that we imagine by so feeble a marck of our respect, to convey any idea to Your Excellency of the sentiment we entertain for the greatest and best Caracter of our Age; which to admire, is butt sharing in Common those of the whole world; and still far less, that veneration which we have the honor to be with all Deffirence Sir! Your Excellencys most devoted and most obedient humble Servants
John de Neufville & Son
DLC: Papers of George Washington.