Head Quarters l5th October 1781.
I have received your favor of yesterday—Whenever you have received your instructions from Congress for the recruiting your Legion, you may be assured that I will, so far as depends upon me, give you every assistance.
I look upon your wish to dismount the few Men of your Legion and to serve with them on foot as a fresh mark of your Zeal. You have my liberty to do it, and when they are ready, if you will be pleased to make report to me I will assign you a post. I am with very great Esteem sir Yr most obt servt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.