George Washington to
Lieutenant Colonel William Stephens Smith1
[Totowa, New Jersey] November 4, 1780. Approves Smith’s decision to take the place of a retiring lieutenant colonel.
Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Smith was a lieutenant colonel in Spencer’s Regiment. In January, 1781, he became adjutant and inspector on the Marquis de Lafayette’s staff.