Wythe to Henry Laurens, 27 February 1778
Sir, Williamsburg, 27 Feb 1778
Mr. Tazewell having resigned his agency for the united states in this commonwealth mr. John Carter wishes to succeed him in the office. I have been acquainted with mr. Carter above thirty years, and much the greater part of that time we have been neighbours to one another. I believe that none exceed him in fidelity diligence and punctuality; and that his attachment to the grand american cause is unquestionable. So that I am persuaded he will give full satisfaction, if congress it shall be pleased to honour him with the appointement. I am,
Your most obedient Servant
President of Congress
Hon the President of the Congress of the United States of America
A letter from G. Wythe
Williamsburg 27 Feb. 1778.