Hd Qrs 15 July 1780
I have received your letter of the 28th of June last.
However disposed I might be to serve you in your application, it could not be done without an officious interference on my part, of which I presume you were not sufficiently aware. Appointments such as you speak of, rest entirely with our allies, it is therefore that all requests or applications should be made to them. I am Sir Your obt servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.