War Office Nov. 21. 1780
Captain McIntire the Bearer represents to the Board that from some former Orders of ours he does not think himself at Liberty to leave the Western Department & join the main Army & has desired a Letter to your Excellency continuing our Assent to his serving in the Army under your immediate Command. We have represented to him the Embarrassments which will attend his Promotion or Command in the Main Army but have consented to his going to Head Quarters & taking Your Orders & Advice on the Subject. We have the Honour to be with the greatest respect & Esteem Your very obed. Servts
DLC: Papers of George Washington.