New Windsor April 4th 1781.
Inclosed are my remarks on the report you were pleased to transmit me—They are made pursuant to the request contained in your letter of the 9th Ulto—Where I have been unfortunate enough to differ in sentiment from the Committee I have, in as concise a manner as I was able, assigned my reasons for it; if there is weight in them, I have no doubt of their being attended to—if there is not, it would be improper they shd—My principal wish is a speedy decision.
I have been favoured with your letter of the 27th past giving an acct of Genl Greenes action with Ld Cornwallis—I thank you for it—I have since heard from Genl Greene—& wish the Southern States may not be in a perilous situation—reinforced as the Enemy are by 15 or 1600 Men under Genl Philips. With great esteem & regard I am. Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.