From Robert Rutherford
Winchester July 26th 1758
The Punctual discharge of every trust, in you reposed—Your humane and Equitable treatment of each individual and your Ardent Zeal for the Common Cause; So obvious to every unprejudic’d rational Person has gain’d Your point with Credit; as your friends Cou’d with the greatest warmth & truth urge the worth of those noble endowments & Principles; as well as Your Superior interest both here & in the House; in which I am truly Sensible You will acquit Yourself with Equal Honr if the fates decree You there a Seat1—to Complete Which and in the intermediate Space; Crown You with Laurels joy and Success. May every Guardian Power of the Just; be Propitious, is the unfeign’d wish of Dear Sir your Most affectionate and Most Obt Hble Sert
1. GW was unable to take his seat in the House of Burgesses when the assembly met in September, but he did attend the February 1759 session.