Head Quarters New Windsor Janry 23d 1781
At the same time I acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 4th of January, I have the pleasure to congratulate you, on your appointment as Adjutant General to the Army. This has been announced to me two days ago officially from Congress.
As Colonel Scammel had made his arrangements to leave the Office on the first of January, he is impatient to be releived by his successor. And indeed his presence is extremely necessary with the New Hampshire Line, at the present period. I have to request therefore that you will be pleased to repair to the Army as soon as conveniently may be, and enter upon the execution of the Duties to which you are appointed. I am Dear Sir With Great regard & esteem Your Most Obedient Servant
NN: Emmet Collection.