Phila. March 22d 1782
Necessity obliges me to give you my promissary Note instead of the deposit of a hundred Guineas—I will take it up as soon as I can.
Permit me to recommend my Nephew to you—not only as a student requiring your instruction—but to your attentions as a friend. His youth and inexperience may require it, and I persuade myself his sensibility & gratitude will make you every return which may be in his power.
If the funds, which his Father has provided for him, should fail, & he stand in need of money, I will see any sum which can be borrowed for his use repaid with Interest. With much truth—I am—Dr Sir Yr Most Obed.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.