To Brigadier General Charles Scott
Head Qrs [Fredericksburg] 17th Otbr 1778
I have three of your letters now before me; two of them of the 15th and the other of the 16th Inst.
I inclose you a letter to Colonel Bland respecting the re-inlistment of his Regiment which you will please to have delivered.1 The measure you have mentioned I believe must be put in practice, in case the men cannot be induced to continue in the service by the common means—The corps is too valuable to be lost to the army—I am &c.
Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.