Head Quarters Morristown 30th April 1780
I have been favoured with yours of the [ ] Instant and am sorry to find that the particular circumstances mentioned by you lay you under the necessity of quitting the service. Having made it a rule whenever applications of a similar nature have been made to me by Officers of your Rank to refer them to Congress, I must request you to signify your intentions to them and await their determination.
Should it please Congress to accept your resignation, I hope you will obtain, by a retirement from the fatigues of a military life, a perfect recovery of your health. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.