To Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Weissenfels
Head Quarters Middlebrook 31st March 1779.
I received your letter of the 9th Inst.; and should have acknowleged it sooner, had I not been prevented by a variety of business; and a report of your having gone to Philadelphia.
As the arrangement is not yet completed, I cannot say who it is will take the command of late Levingstons regiment. But Agreeable to the principles of rank recommended it can only be the oldest Lt Colonel.
Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. At this place on the draft, McHenry first wrote “are.” He then struck out that word and wrote “may be” above the line.