philadelphia 7th octo. 1780
in the action at Camdon where we lost our Baggages—the Ennemy took the most valuable part of my fortune which was the letters and Certificats your Excellency Had been pleased to reward my Services and Conduct with—Could I Hoppe that the great goodness of your Excellency Could enduce you to repear that lost by a new thestimony of your approbation—I wishes more than Ever to Have an opportunity of deserving it. with the gretiest respect your Excellency’s Sir the most Hble obdt Srt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.