Philadelphia 9th Decr 1783
My Dear Marqs
I have the honor of introducing to your acquaintance, Doct: Witherspoon President of the College of New Jersey & the bearer of this letter—It is with pleasure I can recommend him to your notice, as a Gentleman well known on this side the water for his Abilities & Literature; I therefore the more readily take the liberty of presenting him to you as worthy of your civilities.
We have just now my Dear Friend closed the military scene by taking possession of New York—I am now on my way to Annapolis to lay my resignation before Congress—from thence I shall retire directly to Mount Vernon, where I anticipate the pleasing moment when I shall embrace My Dr Marqs—being with every sentiment of esteem Yours &ca
DLC: Papers of George Washington.