To Colonel Samuel Blachley Webb1
[New Windsor, New York, March 2, 1781]
With some difficulty, the General has in part consented to your wishes. Col Hazen2 is going to Philadelphia on business; the small number of Colonels now with the army makes him unwilling to let you be absent till he returns. When he returns, if you can obtain General Heaths3 permission it will be agreeable to The General. You may make use of this letter to him.
I am with great regard yr friend & serv
I wish I could have got this matter placed on a better footing.
March 2d. 81
ALS, Yale University Library; ALS (photostat), MS Division, New York Public Library.
1. Webb was at Fishkill, New York, when this letter was written.
2. Colonel Moses Hazen, Second Canadian Regiment.
3. Major General William Heath.