George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Nathanael Greene, 8 December 1780

New Windsor 8th Decr 1780

Dear Sir,

The Marquiss wonted zeal and active spirit have led him to seek service on the Southern theatre as he supposes we are to remain in a torpid State in this quarter during the Winter.

You are too well acquainted with his Military talent & enterprising genious to need testimony of either from me. I shall only add that it is more than probable he will again return to a command in this army at the opening of the next Campaign.

Under this information you are to consider how far circumstances will enable you to give him a temporary command in your Army worthy of his acceptance. With great regard I am—Dr Sir Yr most Obedt Servt

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