Worcester 25th March 83
Your former acts of hospitality and kindnesses will ever make strong and flattering impressions on my mind.
You will but do me justice to believe I have never lost sight of you in the course of your dangers and difficulties—however widely we have acted in our sentiments & politicks—They make no alteration in my friendship.
The Political creed is out of the question with me.
The revolution you have caused, & brought about, by your superior judgment, & adroitness, and the liberty you have [fixt] on the Continent of America, merits that veneration, I have long cherished for your exalted Character—Mankind are lost in admiration; and posterity will become your harmonious panygyrists.
I am awkward in bestowing praise notwithstanding, it is so highly merited—and which inspires the pen of every Man—but be assured, Sir, I have now considered it one of the most pleasing, & proudest events of my life to say I know you, and that I am under a thousand Obligations to you.
I beg my respects to your family & Mr Calverts. I have the honor to be with all possible deferance, truth, & regard—Sir, Your obliged, & devoted [ ]
J.J. Ellis Majr [ ]
DLC: Papers of George Washington.