Head Quarters New Windsor Febry 1st 1781
Capt. Lincoln & Lieut. Eldred, Prisoners lately exchanged, having applied for an extinsion of their furloughs beyond the first of April—I shall have no objections to any reasonable indulgences in such extraordinary cases. but cannot undertake to act upon particular applications, as this might counteract the general Arrangements made by the Commanding officers of Regts who ought to be consulted, & give their Certificates that the services of the applicants may be dispensed with, for the time proposed, before the Indulgence is granted. I am Dear Sir Your Most Obedt & Very Hble Servt
MHi: Heath Papers.