Head Quarters 1st May 1782
Your Favors of this Day are received—His Excellency being this moment going out, Directs me to reply—That the Request of Cap. Summer is complied with for a Short Leave of Absence—It is The Generals Opinion, which he would have you signify, that Colo. Nickola is in the Right respectg his Explanation of the Article for drawg provisions.
The laying down of the Chain, may be deferred a few Days longer.
The proceedgs of the Court Martial upon McCorey will be approved.I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.