|This is to certify that
the bearer by the name of James
has done essential services to me while I had the honour to
command in this state. His intelligences from the enemy’s
camp were industriously collected and faithfully delivered.
He perfectly acquitted himself with some important commissions
I gave him and appears to me entitled to every reward his
situation can admit of. Done under my hand, Richmond,
November 21st, 1784.
to James Armistead Lafayette