To Colonel Thomas Hartley
Head quarters Morris Town. 9th April 1777
Colo. Wilkinson’s personal attachment for General Gates has induced him to be one of his Aids de Camp, & to apply for leave to resign his Command in your Batn. To this I have consented; and have now to inform you, that the general good Character of Maj. Conner (formerly Genl Armstrong’s B. Majr) has induced me to appoint him to that Vacancy: in discharge of which office I trust he will acquit himself honourably & greatly to your satisfaction—So soon as I can spare him from business he is discharging in the line of Adjutant Genl pro tempore, he will join you—This I hope will soon be; the Gentleman designed for that office being expected.1 I am &c.
Df, in George Johnston’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.