19 May 1782
The enclosed Papers have been produced to me to prove the term of inlistment of John Chamberlayne of your Regt, by these papers it appears that his time of Service expired some time since.
I desire you wou’d have an enquiry made into this matter & acquaint me with the result—Chamberlayne has my permission to remain at home ’till the affair is determined. I am.
P.S. Two Judicious Officer must be immediately Sent on to receive the proportion of Levies destined for your Line—they will call on me for Orders.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.