Head Quarters Morristown 30th March 1780
I have recd your letter of the 20th Instant. General Howe or the Officer commanding in your Quarter has full authority by his instructions, to take such order in cases of furloughs, as he may judge proper. Under the representation which you have made, I have no objection to your absence on Colonel Putnam’s return, provided circumstances will admit of it at the time, and should it be agreeable to the commanding Officer. I am, Sir
DLC: Papers of George Washington.