George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Mathews, 10 June 1796

Philada June 10th 1796


You inform me that you have it in contemplation to leave the United States for a time, if not forever; and request from me "such a testimonial of your character & conduct as justice may entitle you to."

I know, sir, and with pleasure bear testimony to your patriotism, & to your bravery in action in the defence of the rights & liberties of your Country. In the offices you have held, military & civil, I believe you have manifested that fortitude, prudence & integrity, which entitle you to the praise of having deserved well of your Country. In whatever place you shall choose your future residence, accept my good wishes for your prosperity & happiness.

Go. Washington

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