George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jacob Gerhard Diriks, 3 January 1781

New Port Jany 3th 1781


I hope You will pardon the Liberty I take in introducing to your Excellency the Bearer Count de Rechteren Lord of Limpurg, a Gentleman of me acquaintance and connected with the first families in the Provinces of Overyesel, and came to this Country with the french Army as a Captain in order to have an Opportunity of displaying his Military Talents, the Zeal and attachement he has for the Cause of America and his desire to serve under your Excellency; Induce me to wish your Excellency would please to favor him with your recommandation to Congress, his Connections with several families of Distinction and Influence in holland who have shewn strong attachements to the Interests of America, and Besides he being acquainted with Baren vanderCapellen, will, I am persuaded Sufficiently recommend him to your Excellencys favorable Notice and attention. I have the honor to be with the Greatest regard and Esteem, Your Excellency Most obedt & Most humb: servant


PHi: Gratz Collection.

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