To Brigadier General John Glover
Head Quarters Middle Brook 11th March 1779
Congress have answered your request for liberty to resign by a Resolve of wh. the inclosed is Copy.1 If you accept of the offer, I have only to request you will join your Brigade as soon as the situation of your domestic Affairs will permit.2 I am &.
Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. The enclosure has not been identified, but Congress passed a resolution on 27 Feb., after reading GW’s letter to John Jay of 24 Feb. and Glover’s letter to GW of 28 Jan., that reads: “That Congress, sensible of Brigadier General Glover’s past merit, and in expectation of his future services, direct the Commander in Chief to indulge him with a furlough for such time as may be necessary to settle his private affairs” (JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 13:259; see also Glover to GW, 28 Jan., as well as John Jay to GW, 2 March [second letter], and n.1 to that document).