War office Decr 20th 1781
My Dear General
I do my self the honor to enclose for your Excellency inspection a letter I have in idea to submit to Congress if in your opinion a resolution founded thereon will promote the good of the service—pray give me your opinion this evening or in the morning as, if any thing is done, it should go out with the instructions to the recruiting officers & to the several States. I have the honor to be with perfect esteem Your Excellency Most ob.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.