Princeton Octr 30 1783
My dear General
My late aid and Assistant Major Jackson is quitting public life and is going to Europe with commercial views.
I think him a youth of great honor abilities & integrity and feel myself much interested in his future happiness—I have therefore to request from your Excellency a letter in his favor to some friend in England or france & a certificate purporting his services in the field & that he has served in the war office in both has discharged his duty with dignity & honor. Yours most affectionately
DLC: Papers of George Washington.