Stockbridge August 14th 1781
Would Make Bold to trouble your Exellency With a line Just to acquaint your Exelleny that there is a Considerable Number of old officers and other Gentlemen in the County of Berkshire would be happy to Serve your Excelleny as Vollentears for a month or more if needed A Singel Line from our Commander in Cheff approving of the purposed Would be a Sufficient Annemation for a Nomber to join body and March Imedetly to any place your Exellency may Diret. I have the honor To be your Exellencys Most obedient and Very humble Servat
N.B. the Indian Capt. who will bair this will wait your Excllenys Answer. W.G.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.