H. Qrs MorrisTown 18 April 1780
The Chevalier Du Buisson a Lt Col. in the Army and Aide De Camp to The Baron De Kalb having served three years in this Army with reputation and being desirous to embrace every opportunity of distinguishing himself, I shall be glad you will improve any occasion circumstances may offer to employ him in such a manner as will enable him to indulge his ardor-- I am aware that it is difficult in our Army to find employment of this kind for officers not attached to corps--nor is it my wish, by what I have said to give you any embarrassment, but only to signify that it will afford me pleasure to have the Chevalier gratified as far as may be conveniently practicable. I am, with great regard D. Sir Your most obed. servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.