Head Quarters 13th May 1783
I have received your favor of the 11th.
As you will have the best Opportunity to be acquainted with the particular Circumstances, & uneasiness of your Line, I must desire that you will exercise your best Judgment & Discretion, & give furloughs to such persons as you shall find necessary & proper, & for such Time as you judge best.
The Subject of the Memorial of the New Commissioned Officers, I shall take into Consideration.I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.