Camp Totowa 25th October 1780
Having had the honour to Command a Troop of Light Dragoons in the Army under your Excellency’s Command for a considerable time, to decline such a Command is to me very disagreeable; however my peculiar circumstances renders it utterly impracticable for me to continue any longer in the service. This is occasioned by my relatives being in Europe, and Am called to go thither on business which is to me of importance, and without my presence cannot be transacted. These Considerations obliges me to request your Excellency to accept my resignation—I have the honour to Remain with profound respect—Your Excellency’s most obedt Hume Servt
Peter Manifold Capt. 4th Regi. L.D.
DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.