Head Quarters Pracaness Octobr 13th 1780
Major General Baron De Steuben has signified to me his wish to go to Philadelphia to obtain some determination on his department, which for want of a proper establishment is in confusion—I cannot suffer him to depart, without adding new testimonies of his exertions and usefulness in the course of the last campaign; and begging that his business may receive the earliest attention. If Congress should desire information with respect to any particular circumstances of the Army, The Baron will have it fully in his power to comply with their Orders. I have the honor to be With perfect respect Your Excellency’s Most Obedt hume servant
DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.