New York October 1st 1780
I take this Opportunity to Inform Your Excellency, that I Consider myself no longer Acting under the Commission of Congress: their last to me being among my Papers at West Point You Sir will make such use of it as You think proper.
At the same time I beg leave to Assure Your Excellency that my Attachment to the true Interest of my Country is invariable, and that I am actuated by the Same Principle which has ever been the governing Rule of my Conduct in this unhappy Contest. I have the honor to be very Respectfully Your Excellencys Most Obedt Hble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.