Head Quarters New Windsor 1st Jany 1781
I have recd yours of the 23d Decemr from Springfield, I have no objection to your visiting your family after you have compleated the Business upon which you were sent, but circumstances will not admit of you staying from your Regiment to the time you mention[.] I cannot with any consistency extend your Furlough beyond the 1st of April. The Levies will be coming early into the Field and every attention of the officers commanding Regiments will be wanting to prepare them for service, more especially, as we may expect to open the Campaign in conjunction with the troops of our Ally. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.