Chesterfield Court House Feby 15th 1781
In consequence of my being the eldest Captain belonging to the state Cavalry, of the first & Third Regiments of Dragoons—The Honble Majr General Baron Steuben has appointed me Majr and given me orders to receive the men and Horses furnished by the state to complete the two Legions. As your Excellency must conceive it to be disagreeable to be acting without a Commission, I flatter myself youll write to the Board War and order them to forward my Commission to Petersburg the place of rendezvous ordered by Baron Steuben. I have the Honour to be Sir Yr Mo. Obt Hble Servant
Cadr Jones Majr
DLC: Papers of George Washington.