Head Quarter 12 June 1782
It appears that Mr Johnson made an irregular application to Resign and his Commission not being accepted he was guilty of indecent behaviour towards the Sicritary at War and finally broke his Arrest and went off—The Secritary at War is willing to pass over his Conduct towards him, but such a wilfull disobedience and Contempt of Orders as Mr Johnson has been guilty of—besides breaking his Arrest cannot be excused.
If Mr Johnson is Sensible of the Impropriety of his Conduct and will immediately Join his Regiment to answer the Charges against him you may release him from his Confinement but if you think that he will pirsist in his contempt of Orders and will not Join you may send him under Guard to his Regiment in Camp. I am.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.