To Major General Horatio Gates
Head Quarters Middlebrook 12th April 1779.
I have successively received your several letters of the 4th 16th 24th & 28th of March.
General Sullivan arrived the day before yesterday at this place.
Though Major Harnage appears to be peculiarly situated, and to have a claim to the indulgence he requests; I do not think myself at liberty to grant it without the permission of Congress. I have transmitted his letter to them, and I shall be happy to have it in my power, without delay, to send him such an answer as he wishes.1 I am sir, your most hble servt
LS, in James McHenry’s writing, NHi: Gates Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.