Head Quarters New Windsor June 3d 1781
You will see adverting to the Resolution of Congress of the 24th of Novr 1778, what provision they have made respecting the Rank of Officers, who were Prisoners of War—In consequence of which & of a subsequent Resolution you will be at liberty to Certify to the Authority of the State, the time when Leuit. Wattles would have been entitled to promotion & the Rank he now would have held in the Regiment, if he never had been made a Prisoner by the Enemy—The appointment will be dated accordingly. I am Sir your Hble Servant.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.