George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Duke Moore, 15 March 1783

Dublin 15th March 1783

May it please your Excellency

As an Artist of the City of Dublin, I have made bold to employ my Talents in devising a Seal expressive of your Excellency’s Superior Merit, as a General, and unparalelled Virtue, as a Statesman; and deliverer of your Country, on which Account, your Excellency is so deservedly admired and revered, throughout Europe as well as America.

I have placed your Excellency in Front, Trampling on the late Enemy of your Country, Pointing to a Ship Underway departing from the Coast, with your Face at the same time turned to your Army, expressing the Motto by Virtue & Valour—I have presumed to take the liberty of requesting your Excellency will do me the Honour of Accepting it, which will be presented by Capt. Bingham, and will lay me under an everlasting Obligation if your Excellency will condecend to do me the Honour of Wearing it. I have the Honour to be with the greatest Deference your Excellency’s devoted and very Humble Servant

William Duke Moore

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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