Head Quarters Prackness Octr 24th 1780.
I am informed that the State have recently called upon you to repair to Congress, so soon as you have obtained permission to leave the Army. I think your presence there, at this juncture, while all the arrangements for the next Campaign are before them, would be of so much utility, that I cannot but take the liberty to urge your immediate compliance with the pleasure of the State. It appears to me, you can in no way at this time, so essentially serve the public as by going there—the moment is singularly critical; and the determinations depending must have the greatest influence upon our future affairs. I am With the greatest esteem & regard Dear Sir Your Most Obedient Humble Servant.
PPRF: Papers of George Washington.