Head Quarters 15th May 1782
I have to reply to your several favors of the 6th & 7th Instant.
I have taken measures to obtain the sentiments of the Officers respecting their Actions so soon as I am favor’d with them they shall be communicated to you.
When a furlough was granted to Major Wooster for three Months it was determined that he should join his Regiment at the experation of that time or should resign—he may therefore be considerd as no longer in Service. Major Reed is not in that predicament—the Resolves of Congress point out the mode of procedure against Officers who neglect to join their Corps.
I have orderd the Rhode Island Regiments to Join this Army immediately except such a party as it may be necessary to leave for the purpose of escorting to the Jersey line the British Officer on whom I am unhappy to say I fear we shall be obliged to retaliate.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.