To Brigadier General John Glover
Head Quarters Middlebrook 25th feby 1779
Your letter of the 28th Ulto came to hand a few days ago.
I am sorry for the unfortunate occasion that urges you to leave the service; but as I cannot take the measure on myself of accepting your resignation, I have therefore referred your letter to Congress.1 When I receive their determination, I shall immediately transmit it altho’ should your resignation ⟨be⟩ accepted, it will be with that concern which I cannot help feeling on the loss of a good officer.2 I am sir Your very hble servt
LS, in James McHenry’s writing, owned (1996) by University Archives, Stamford, Conn.; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The draft manuscript and the Varick transcript are both dated 26 February.