Camp high hills Santee October 4th 1781
Major Giles who served with General Morgan as an Aid in the battle of the Cowpens is desirous of serving as a volunteer Aid in your Excellencys family during the operations in Virginia. I beg leave to recommend him to your Excellencys notice as a young Gentleman of merit and good sense, adorned with a liberal education and of a good disposition accompanied with a degree of prudence and discretion which fits him for any employment and renders him deserving of your confidence. I am with great esteem Your Excellencys Most Obedt humble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.