In Council Annapolis 15th Septr 1780
We were, this Day, honored with your Excellency’s Letter, of the 6th Instant.
The Regiment, lately raised by this State, is at Philadelphia, where it has been some Days past, under the Command of Major Giles, who has the Orders of the Board of War, for necessary Cloathing.
When the Articles are procured, which the Major is extremely desirous of effecting, and which, he writes, he shall certainly accomplish, very shortly, the Regiment shall be marched, with the utmost Expedition, to reinforce the Southern Army, agreeably to your Excellency’s Order.
We beg your Excellency to be assured, that every Thing shall be done, on our Part, to give Efficacy to your Orders, and facilitate the March of the Troops, to the Place of Destination. We have the Honor to be with the highest Respect and personal Attachment Your Excellency’s most obedient Servants
Tho. S. Lee
DLC: Papers of George Washington.