Hd Qrs New Windsor Decr 8th 1780
Since my arrival at this place I have received Your Letter of the 2nd Inst.
Altho I am utterly averse to have the Line of any State left without a General Officer, yet under the circumstances you Mention; you have my permission to visit your friends, of whom I wish you a happy sight, and an agreeable journey to them. I am Dear Sir with great esteem Your Most Obed. Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.