Reading 20th Novr 1780
Your Favor of the 16th I receiv’d yesterday and should have returnd to the Army very soon, but I have a return of the Ague & Fever to Day too violently to admit my entertaining any Thoughts of doing Duty in my present State - I shall as soon as my Health is confirmd immediately return to Camp. I am with Respect & Esteem yr Excellency’s Obedt Servt
Sam H. Parsons
DLC: Papers of George Washington.