Head Quarters 1st Augt 1781.
Inclosed are three plans for settling the mode of succession in the Medical department. They have been submitted to me by the Board of War, but previous to giving my opinion, I shall be glad to be favored with those of the General Officers. You will be pleased to call them together as soon as convenient and report to me which plan they seem to approve, with any amendments which may appear to them necessary.
The Director and Chief Physician of the Army will attend the Board of Officers should they have occasion to ask them any questions upon the business. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt
MHi: Heath Papers.