Head Quarters. 18th May 1783
I have received your favor by Capt. Segond—and have informed that Gentleman that I have the same Ideas of the Impropriety of the Appointment he solicits as you express in your Letter—I have however written a Line to the Secretary at War in his Behalf, mentiong his Circumstances, & leaving it entirely with Genl Lincoln, whether to apply to Congress in favor of his Promotion or not, as he shall think Circumstances & Capt. Segonds particular Case may render proper. I am sir &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.