June 27th 1780
Capt. Stith Brings out a horse which I think will Suit, provided you have no objection to his Age—he is ten years of Age this Spring, was brought in From England a Colt by Mr Chs Yates, in whose possetion he has remained ever Since—he is a horse of fine Constituition, and has never been injured, Indeed I do not believe the horse has ever been rode 2,000 Miles Since his Comeing into the Country—he is a fine figure of a horse & his gates I think fine. however shd your excellency not approve of him you may return him by Ct. Stith—wishing yr Excellency a Successfull Campaign I remain with great Afft. & Esteem
yr Exclys mt Obt [St]
DLC: Papers of George Washington.