To Honorable General Irwin, Vice-President November 27th, 1784
From the original letter at Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Nov. 27th, 1784
The President has made me acquainted with a Conversation which General Washington had with him at their last interview respecting myself, and he is desirous that I should communicate to you his wishes, which are that as he stands engaged on the General’s request to recommend to the assembly, as far as lies in his power, their taking into consideration the part I have acted during the War, that you would join your assistance with his in the measure. — Having thus, Sir, opened the matter to you in general terms, I will take an opportunity at some time convenient to yourself to state it to you more fully, as there are many parts in it that are not publicly known. I shall have the pleasure of seeing you at the President’s today to dine, and in the meantime
I am Sir your Obt Hble Servant