|Sir,||Arch-Street, No. 223 Feb. 28. 1797.|
The near approach of the period of your leaving this city, suggests the propriety of my making a request, previous to Your departure, which I hope You will find no difficulty in granting—It is, Sir, that You will do me the favor of directing Your Secretary to return to me sundry Testimonials in my behalf, which I deposited in your hands, soon after the Commencement of the Government. With a sincere wish for Your Happiness, I have the honor to be, Sir, Yr mo. obedt sevet
DLC: Papers of George Washington.