Hd Qrs May 25th 1780
By His Excellency’s desire I inclose you Capt. Pages Commission with his discharge indorsed. Ensign Rawson would also have obtained a discharge had he transmitted a certificate from the commanding Officer of the Regt agreeable to Genl orders——Ensign Starbird wanted the same Certificate & did not send his Commission. Ensign Pages certificates were proper but no Commission accompanied them—I return you their papers, with a request that if they persist in their determination to leave the Army that these defects may be remedied, & at the same time you will be pleased to inform those Gentn that the General cannot help expressing his extreme concern at the consequences that must follow such frequent resignations. I am Sir Yr Mo. Obet Servt
R. K. Meade A.D.C.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.