Head Quarters Kings Ferry Augst 24. 1781
My Dear Marquis
I have sent Major Gibbs to join your Corps in the room of Major Galvan, as you are so well acquainted with the former. I need say nothing more respecting him but that I am persuaded he will equal your most favorable expectations. It was impossible with any propriety to have ordered that Gentleman you Mentiond on that service, after he had been employed the whole of the last Campaign in the Light Corps. With every sentiment of affection & regard I am My Dr Marquis Your Most Obedt. Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.