Wyoming March 26th 1783
May it Please your Excellency
I Left the army the 21st Inst. with A Design; to Return by the fifteenth of April but find matters in such A Situation respecting my own Interest—I would wish to stay about fifteen Days Longer as Some Commissioners from Philadelphia will be Hear on the Fifteenth of April I should wish to see them on the Land matters, if your Excellency should Indulge me their is A man at West point that is Comming hear, will bring me an answer if Any, if none I shall Conclude that I cannot be indulgd and shall Join by the 15th of April. I have the Honnor to be Your Excellencys Most Obt Humbl. Servt
Zebn Butler Col.
1st Connect. Regt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.