Princeton August 28th 1783
I have the pleasure of enclosing an Act of Congress for erecting an equestrian Statue in honor of your Excellency. The Bearer Mr Wright is recommended to me as an Artist skilled in taking Busts, & As I am anxious to execute in the best manner the part assigned to me in this agreeable business, I take the liberty of introducing him to you and requesting the favour of your Excellency to admit him to try his talents. I must also beg the favour of your assistance in giving the fittest description of the events which are to be the subject of the basso relievo. With the greatest esteem & respect I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s most obedt & most humble servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.