Albany 23. February 1781
Anxious to aid in supporting the Cause of my Country, I entered early into its Service—But the Domestic Affairs of my Father in Law who lately died as well as those of my own induce me to retire.
Those Reasons (considering at the same Time my Reluctance to continue under the new Arrangement) will I hope be deemed sufficient.
I beg Leave therefore to resign and hope your Excellency will be pleased to accept of my Commission. I am with the greatest Respect and Esteem Your Excellency’s most obedient and very Humle Servant
DNA: RG 93—War Department.