Morris Town May 17th 1780.
I have the honor to transmit your Excellency a letter inclosed to me by Lt Col. Fleury which he informs me is to solicit from Congress a prolongation of his furlough—I have no doubt they will chearfully grant this indulgence to an officer whose services intitle him to every mark of consideration and I beg leave to add that their compliance will give me the greatest pleasure. I presume an extension of Nine months more will answer Colonel Fleury’s purpose. I have the honor to be With the highest esteem Yr Excellency’s Most Obedient & humble servant
DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.