Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Henry Babcock
Philada 14 April 1794.
The President of the United S. directs me to thank you for the tender of your services to your Country; and, agreeably to your request, to return the Certificate herewith enclosed.1 I am, Sir, Your obt Servt
Secy to the Prest U.S.
ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DLC:GW.
1. Henry Babcock (1736–1800), a native of Rhode Island and a 1752 graduate of Yale, fought in the French and Indian War, 1755–59. He served briefly in 1776 as a colonel in the Continental army during the Revolutionary War, but he was dismissed from service for health reasons. At this time, he resided in Stonington, Connecticut. The enclosed certificate has not been identified.