Head Quarters Newburgh May 29th 1782
I have the honor to enclose the resignation of John Lawrence Esqr, Judge Advocate Genl. for the determination of Congress thereon, & to solicit, upon its being accepted a successor may be appointed to him—I have further to inform you that Mr Edwards a Liutt. in the 9th Mass. Regt is now the only Depy Judge Advocate with the Army, of whose capacity to fill the Office as a Principal, I am not competent to determine; being very little acquainted with him but I beg, when the matter is submitted to Congress, the dignity & importance of the Office may be duly explained. I have the honor to be Dr Sr
DLC: Papers of George Washington.