Highlands 3d April 1780
Your Excellencys favour of the 30th of March reachd me Yesterday Evening, by which I have the satisfaction to find my self invested with the power I requested in my letter of Yesterday morning of Calling down Poors Brigade to this Post, the propriety of which Every Circumstance Justifies. I am in hopes this letter will catch Major Beauman at West Point before he sets out as I send it over so Early. I am Dear Sir with great Respect Yr Excellency most ob. servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.