Phila. 10th March 1782
If your application is not to Congress—directly—it must be through the Secretary at War agreeable to a Resolve of Congress. The enquiry into your conduct was instituted in consequence of an order of Congress & was once before the board of War. Your coming to this place was by no order of mine & consequently the Necessity of it unknown to me—The Acct will, no doubt, be referred to the board of Treasury or Auditors for Settlement, & the information respecting the necessity of your coming to this City, & continuance in it after the Sentence of the Court was approved, you alone can give. I am—Dr Sir Yr Most Obt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.