Peek’s Kill Augt 4: 1780
I have received Your Letter of this date and am exceedingly sorry that any events should occur to require You to be absent from the Army. I am convinced that those on which you have founded your request, are of a delicate & interesting nature; or that You would not have made it. In this view I cannot but consent to your going home, and I will not undertake to limit the day of your return. I am persuaded it will be as soon as circumstances will admit, and I have only to add my wishes, that You may find those to be such, as to justify it immediately. I am Dr Sir With great regard & esteem Yr Most Obedt. Sert
DLC: Papers of Return Jonathan Meigs.