From Major General Arthur St. Clair
Smiths Clove [N.Y.] July 13th 1779
Colonell Craig waits upon your Excellency to solicit leave of Absence for some Time for the Recovery of his Health—He has been for a considerable Time afflicted with the Scurvy and the Physicians advise him to go to the warm Springs in Virginia1 and he has requested me to signify to Your Excellency my Approbation of his Application. I cannot have any Objection to it as I am certain nothing but Necessity would oblige him to make it at this time.2 I have the Honour to be Sir Your Excellencys most obedient Servant
Ar. St Clair
1. St. Clair could be referring to Warm Springs then in Frederick County, or Warm Springs, also known as Little Hot Springs, then in Augusta County.