New Windsor 8th Decr 1780
The Marquiss wonted zeal and active spirit have led him to seek service on the Southern theatre as he supposes we are to remain in a torpid State in this quarter during the Winter.
You are too well acquainted with his Military talent & enterprising genious to need testimony of either from me. I shall only add that it is more than probable he will again return to a command in this army at the opening of the next Campaign.
Under this information you are to consider how far circumstances will enable you to give him a temporary command in your Army worthy of his acceptance. With great regard I am—Dr Sir Yr most Obedt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.