Elizth Town 10th Febry 1783
It gives me uneasiness while I am obliged to intrude, more especially, where objects of greater moment requires your Excellencys Attention.
Since ordered by your Excellency’s Command to this Place in Febry 1779, I have at all times made it my study to descharge my duty to the Utmost of my abillity.
The Post being a thuroughfare, the Interest in a great measure mutual, laid me under the necessity of shewing no want, or suffering the smallest appearence of meaness, which exposed me to a much larger expence than I could any way afford, still in the expectation that one day or other I should be countenanced—but I am affraid unless I am favoured with your Excellency’s Letter to the President of Congress, I will come poorly off—could I flatter myself with so great a mark of destinction I should be happy, as it would not leave me in the least dowbt of succeeding—creaving pardon for the liberty taken. I have the honor to be Sir Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Humble Servant
D. Comy Prisnrs
DLC: Papers of George Washington.