Petersburg March 20. 1780.
In obedience to your Excellency’s command I joined the Virginia line at this place, but finding that no regiment had been allotted for me, I signified to General Woodford my willingness that Lieutenant Colonel Cabell should be appointed Sub-Inspector, which accordingly took place on the 6th instant, agreeable to your Excellency’s permission.
I have to thank your Excellency for your indulgence to me in prolonging my furlow, and am now ready to attend to any military duties which may be required of me. Should your Excellency have any commands for me, a letter directed for this place would find me. I have the honor to be sir, with the most respectful sentiments of esteem and obligation, Your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble servant
PHi: Gratz Collection.