To Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski
Head Quarters [Valley Forge] 3d March 1778.
This will be delivered to you by Monsieur de Pontieres, to whom Congress has been pleased to grant the brevet of Captain in the Cavalry;1 this you will observe gives no title to rank or promotion in the line—you are therefore to consider him merely as an Officer à la suite, and to employ him in such way as will be most likely to conduce to the good of the Service. I am Sir Your humble Servt.
Df, in John Laurens’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.