To Lieutenant Colonel James Innes
Head Quarters Valley Forge May 29th 1778
I am a little surprised, that you have not yet returned to camp, as your stay has now considerably exceeded the greatest extent, you requested permission for; The season is far advanced and you must be sensible your presence with your regiment is essentially necessary. I shall expect you will immediately on receipt of this repair to camp. I am Sir Your most Obedt serv.
Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.