George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Samuel Blachley Webb, 4 July 1783

Head Quarters 4th July 1783

Dear Sir

Agreeable to your request, I inclose to you a Certificate of your having acted in my family as one of my Aides D. Camp.

I thank you for the friendly Expressions of Regard & Benevolence which you are pleased to use towards me & Mrs Washington—May you be attended, in your future Walks of Life, with Health & every Happiness, is the sincere Wish of Dear Sir Your Most Obedt &c.

I do hereby certify, that, in the Year 1776, Colo. S.B. Webb, was in my family, & acted in the Character of one of my Aides D. Camp, the Duties of which Office he performed with fidelity, Integrity & Capacity. untill he was promoted to the Comd of a Regt in the Service of the United States which called him to the pursuit of other Cares. Given at Head Qtrs 4th July 1783.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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