New Burgh Novemr 25th 1782
The feelings of a Grateful heart, calls on me to Acknowledge the tenderness of your Excellency, no motive whatever but a Constitution Impaird in Service of my Country, could have Indu[ced] me to leave its Service. tho at the same time feel myself happy it has been devoted to so truly Honorable a purpose, I leave your Excellency with the Utmost Regret and most Sincere Wishes that every possible Happiness & success may attend you through Life. I have the Honor to Subscribe myself Your Excellencys Most Obliged & Very Humble Servant
Jonathan Lawrence Junr
DLC: Papers of George Washington.