To Hasting Marks
Philadelphia Mar. 12. 1792.
I have duly received your favor of Jan. 10. and applied to the Waroffice, from whence I received the paper inclosed, which will answer your enquiry.—It was with great pleasure I was informed by the Secretary at war that he had received the most favorable accounts of your conduct and character as an officer. That these will continue equally meritorious I have much confidence, and sincerely wish they may lead you to the preferment they merit, being with sincerity Sir your most obedt. humble servt.,
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Lieutt. Hastings Marks Fort Washington.”