Camp near York 4th Novr 1781
The Campaign in this Quarter being gloriously terminated under your Excellency’s auspices—I have to request the Indulgence of a short respite from the field.
If that can not be granted, I must beg permission to advance at leasure (Independent of Command) until I join Genl Greene.
This is a matter in which I am much Interested not only on acct of my Wound but my feelings your Compliance will therefore greatly Oblige your Excellency’s Most Obt & very Hume Sert
DLC: Papers of George Washington.