From Major General William Heath
Head Quarters Boston 15th July 1778
This moment Colonel Armand & a major Ottendroff called at my quarters, and being about to set out for the Army, the Major desires I would write your Excellency that he is exceeding sorry for leaving the service the last year, and wishes you would over look it; that he desires again to serve in the Army. He has made several applications to the Navy Board to serve in the navy; he is now requesting Colo. Armand to let him serve in his Corps if agreeable to you, and Colonel Armand informs me he should like him as a Major if your Excellency should approve of it, and has desired me to mention it; I know nothing of the Major’s abilities, or the reasons of his leaving the Army, both of which I apprehend are fully known to your Excellency. I have the honor to be With great respect Your Excellency’s Obedt Servant
LS, DLC:GW; ADfS, MHi: Heath Papers.