To Lieutenants Jonathan Snowden, Eden Burrowes, et al.
Head Quarters Middlebrook 14 April 1779.
In order that I may be fully informed on the subject of your complaint, I have transmitted Brig: Gen: Maxwell a copy of your letter of the 6th instant; to be communicated to the Officers who were appointed to settle the respective ranks in the 1st Jersey regiment; and desired to be made acquainted with the reasons which induced them to the arrangement1—When I am possessed of these I shall not fail to take such measures as the nature of the case will admit;2 agreeable to justice and the honor of the parties. I am Gentn &.
Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
2. GW wrote “the nature of the case will admit” on the draft in place of “are strictly,” which he marked out.