To John Hoskins Stone
West point Septr 13. 1779
I have received Your Letter of the 1st of August, but it did not come to hand till yesterday.1 Your situation will not permit me to refuse your request and I have only to regret, that any circumstance should exist to deprive the States of the service of so good an Officer. I inclose you your Commission with a Certificate of your resignation indorsed, which bears the date of your Letter.2 Wishing you every happiness and a more perfect recovery of your wound—I am with great regard Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt servant
Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. Stone’s letter of 1 Aug. has not been found.
2. The enclosure has not been identified.