Baltimore 27. September 1796
Understanding that Mr Paul Graybill of this Town is an Applicant for the Office of Marshall for the District of Maryland, I have great pleasure in giving my testimony of his Merits and Capacity.
Mr Graybill acted as Marshall of the Admiralty Court under the State Jurisdiction prior to the establishment of the present Constitution of the United States and since that period as Deputy Marshall of the District of Maryland with general approbation and with honor to himself. In the hands of Mr Graybill I have no doubt that the Office of Marshall will be executed with great Fidelity, Skill and Firmness, and in a manner that will be very acceptable to the good Citizens of this State. I have the honor to be With great Respect Sir Your humbe Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.