Poughkeepsie May 4th 1782
At the earnest Importunity of Coll Brinckerhoff I have consented that his Wife and Mrs Adrianse, with Major Wykoff to accompany them, visit their Relations in Queens County on Long Island; and I shall be happy in their obtaining a Flag from your Excellency for the Purpose.
I can recommend Major Wykoff as a Gentleman of indisputable attachment to the Cause of his Country; and meriting the fullest Confidence. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect & Esteem Your Excellency’s most Obedt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.