Head Quarters Newburgh 15th February 1783
Your Letter of the 28th of January did not reach me ’till yesterday.
In answer to it—I can only repeat what I before said on the same subject, in answer to your former application, that from the testimony of those under whom you have served and from the little opportunity I have myself had of observing your Conduct I have every reason to believe you a meritorious Officer—nor will any objection arise on my part, to a compliance with your request on the part of Congress. I am Sir Your most Obedt Servt
DNA: Item 41, Memorials Addressed to Congress, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.