Wyoming July 10th 1780
I am very sorrow[d] to be thus troublesome to your Excellency, but the justness of my Cause will excuse my freedom, Captn Selin refuses to make any muster Roles or returns of the Soldiers in his Company in the name of the Capt. under my Command—he Says that I had no written orders from your Excellency to Command the Corps and he wou’d take no orders from me because he has more men then I have, but the way he took to get those men I have wrote to your Excellency allretty, these condentments may bring on great trouble amongst the Soldiers. I there for beg your Excellency for a line of directions how to act and you will ever oblige your Excellence’s Most obedient and most Humble Servant
John Schott Captn
N.B. all the [newes] that is here I believe Colll Butler has wrote to your Excellency.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.