Head Quarters May 25th 1782
The plan as proposed to me by you thro’ Capt. Ogden appears eligible, you have therefore my permission to carry it into execution.
Colo. Dayton has my order to permit you to march your Regiment from Camp at such time & in such manner as may appear to you most eligible.
Capt. Ogden will deliver to you my sentiments upon the affair more fully than it would be proper for me to commit to paper. I can only request you to be particularly guarded against deception, and hope the plan will succeed to your wishes.