Office of Finance 19th September 1782.
The Bearer of this Letter, Mr Ezekiel Cornell is appointed to be the Inspector of the Contracts for your Army. I have a perfect Reliance both on his Zeal & Integrity, and am persuaded that your Excellency may repose the utmost Confidence in him. I write this Letter to recommend him to your favorable Notice, and to pray that he may meet your Excellency’s Aid in performing the Business committed to him. With perfect Respect I have the Honor to be Your Excellency’s most obedient & humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.