State of New York 24th June 1782.
Major Clarkson, the bearer, will have the honor of presenting this Letter to Your Excellency. My Certificate, of which this Gentleman is possessed, will be an Evidence of his Merit & Services.
His Wish to see foreign Service, and desire of signalizing himself under Your Excellencys Orders has prompted him to make a tender of his Services as a Volunteer at the expected Invasion of Jamaica.
He will repeat to you Sir, my ardent vows for your success—and the respect with which I have the honor to be Yr Excellys Most Obedt and Most Hble Servt