Newport 18th Novr 1780
By the Govrs Request I have made Application to Genl Rochambeau for his consent for discharging the Six months Levies the last of this month. He has agreed to it. I hope it will meet your Excellency’s Approbation. It will undoubtedly be a Small Saving to the public, and perhaps forward recruiting. I am with the Greatest Respect Your Excellency’s Most Obt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.