War Office November 7. 1782
On my return from Head-Quarters I addressed a letter to Congress on the subject of the Invalid regiment—of which the enclosed is a copy—They have directed that the Secretary at war lay before them, as soon as may be, a particular state of that Corps.
I have therefore to solicit Your Excellency that I may be furnished with a special return of the Invalid regiment, shewing what were the pretensions of the Officers and Men for admittance into the Corps—and what their particular situations now are. I have the honor to be, with the most perfect esteem, and attachment, Your Excellency’s most obedient servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.