Head Quarters 23d Octo. 1782
A few Days ago I received your favor dated the 23d of Septemr last, giving the Reasons of your Detention from Camp.
As the Season is now so far advanced, without a prospect of immediate Service—and your Health is not yet fully established, I do not wish or expect that you should join the Army this Fall.
I am much obliged by your kind Wishes for my personal Happiness—and sincerely hope for a full Resoration of your Health & Usefulness. I am Sir.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.