Head Quarters New Windsor 23d Feby 1781
I have recd yours of the 11th inst. and a letter from you to Colo. Angell, dated at Morris town the 15th May last, was about that time laid before me—Capt. Allen, with whom you say you have a dispute of Rank, has never put in any claim, and as I find you are set down the 4th and he the 5th Captain in the new arrangement lately made out by Colo. Greene and transmitted to the Board of War—I conclude that Capt. Allen has either withdrawn his claim, or that Colo. Greene and the Feild Officers, who settled the arrangement, have been convinced of your right of priority. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.