Head Quarters 12th June 1782
Your Letter to me of April last was transmitted to the War Office to be laid before Congress for their Order.
Inclosed is the Report of the Secretary at War thereon, from whence it appears that no promotion has taken place, nor Liberty granted for your retiring.
It not being in my power to permit your Absence any longer, I have to request that you immediately return to your Duty in the Army, & take Command of your Regiment. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.