Head Quarters New Windsor 31st Decemr 1780
I have recd your favr of the 30th. By a Resolve of Congress of the 18th Inst. Copy of which I enclose, I find that you had made application to them for liberty to retire for the reestablishment of your health. The propriety of this measure, they have been pleased to refer to me, and as I shall signify my approbation, I have no objection to your setting out as soon as your Health will admit—The term of absence, if they chuse to limit it, will depend upon Congress. I am Sir Yr most obt Servt
NhHi: Papers of John Stark.