From Peter Scull
War Office [Philadelphia] 27. April 1779.
I return your Excellency the four commissions sent for alteration in your Letter of the 22d,1 together with a memorial of Captain Keene late of patton’s Regiment praying to be readmitted into the pennsylvania line as his health is reestablished; and his extreme low state at the time the late Committee sat having been the only reason why he was excluded. Captain Stoddards resignation has been forwarded to Head Quarters.2 I have the honor to be Your Excellencys Very hb. Serv.
P. Scull Secretary
2. The enclosures have not been identified. On 19 April, Charles Thomson had sent to GW extracts from the minutes of Congress indicating that the delegates had accepted the resignation of Capt. Benjamin Stoddert of the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment (DLC:GW).