Richmond, Decr 29th 1780
I received Yesterday Your Excellency’s Letter of the 10th inst. I am Exceedingly obliged to you for the intelligence it contains; I wish it may prove only a report, however, whatever may be the Case, I beg your Excellency will be So kind as soon as any thing is confirmed, to give me notice of it immediately.
I have not yet heard that Congress have done any thing towards amending their resolution respecting my Departments; I have written this Day to the Board of War on this subject, & hope Shortly to hear that this matter is arranged for the best. I am with the greatest respect Sir Your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.