Philadelphia 14th Decr 1783
I have just received a Letter from General McIntosh in Georgia praying me to use my [intrest] with your Excellency in favor of a young frenchman under the name of Du Coins whose situation is explained in the Letter I now do myself the honor to enclose.
Tho’ I am unacquainted with the young Gentleman otherwise than by that Letter, yet having served with Credit in our Army, and being represented to me as deserving, I must confess I feel myself interested in his favor, and if there will be no impropriety, shall be much obliged by any thing your Excellency can do for him. With very great esteem and respect, I have the honor to be Sir Your Excellencys Most Obedient humble Servant
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