Richmond Septr 29th 1780
Lieut. Colo. Richd Campbell, who has been two Campaigns with the 9th Regt at Fort Pitt requests me to make application to Your Excellency: for permission to exchange with Lt Colo. Richard Taylor, who is at present arrangd to the 11th Regt but wishes to exchange it for the 9thas Your Excellency is perfectly acquainted with the Character of both the Gentlemen, I will only beg leave to say, that by the exchange, the different Genius of both would be suited & the Service benefitted—The new Levies of the lower Counties are nearly collected, and reforming into Battallions but we are as yet totally destitute of every Article necessary to equipp them for the Field—The Levies from the upper Counties, are by order of The Governor & Council to March by the nearest rout to Hillsborough—there are about 300 old draughts remaining, who were formerly draughted for twelve Months, but never calld into the Service as these have not been arrangd by Your Excellency, The Governor wishes they may be allotted to Colo. Harrisons Regt of Artillery; and orders have been accordingly sent to the Officers appointed to collect them, to march them to Chesterfield Court House for that purpose. I have the Honor to be with great Respect Your Excellencys Most Obedt hble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.