Head quarters, Highlands Jany 3. 1782
I will thank you for a copy of the instructions given to major-general McDougdale when you assigned him to the command of Westpoint, if any of a particular nature were given—and for information, of any powers more than usual in similar cases have been delegated to him. I am sorry to trouble your Excellency with this request, but am constrained to do it, and beg your answer as may be convenient. I have the honor to be With the highest respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient Servant,
DLC: Papers of George Washington.