West point April 25th 1781
Colonel Scammell, returned with me the last evening from Head-Quarters, I find by some expressions, his great desire to serve in the Light Infantry this Campaign, he observed that no Field Officer during the war, had been taken from the New Hampshire Line to serve in that Corps, I sincerely wish if agreable to your Excellency, and it can be effected with out inconvenience, that Colonel Scammell may be gratified. If Lt Colonel Barber has not already returned to the Light Infantry, I think it probable he may consent to give up in favor of Colonel Scammell. I have the honor to be with the highest respect your Excellencys most Obedient Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.