Head Quarters 27th March 1780.
Notwithstanding the occasion we should have for your services in this quarter, should any active operations commence, the critical situation of Charles Town and the importance of that place, induce me to wish you were there. I am doubtful whether you can arrive in time; but I have submitted the matter to Congress, to determine according to the advices they have received. The letter to them is inclosed, which after reading you will be pleased to deliver to the President. Should you go to the Southward, I request you will favour me with a detail, as frequently as circumstances will permit, of the military operations in that quarter; and I entreat you to believe that I shall at all times take great pleasure in hearing of your success and glory. I have the honour to be with great consideration and esteem, Sir, Yr most Obedt & humble servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.