Head Quarters Morris Town 5th April 1780.
I have recd yours of the 28th March. As the Court Martial on Docr Shippen will be under the necessity of adjourning for a few Weeks, it is lucky that you did not set out. You shall have notice of the time of their meeting again, which I imagine will suit that of your attendence upon Mrs Moylan to Jersey—In my letter of the 27th March, I informed you of what preparations were making for equipping the Cavalry.
Lt Colo. Temple, who goes to your Regt was here a few days ago, but was under the necessity of returning to Virginia on account of his private concerns. I think it probable that he will bring on some Recruits for the Regt.
Mrs Washington joins me in Compliments to Mrs Moylan and in condolence on your late misfortune. I am &c.
P. S. The Court Martial is adjourned to the 15 May you will therefore come down about that time if no material duty in the line of your command should prevent you.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.