1 December 1783
This will certify that during the late War Capt. Elijah Hunter of Bedford in Westcester County was, on the recommendation of Mr Jno. Jay then President of Congress—and of Maj. Genl McDougall, Employed on some secret services—which he performed, as far as came to my knowledge with integrity and to my satisfaction. Given &c. 1 Decr 83.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.