Head Quarters June 24th 1782
You will observe by the inclosed Papers that Lt Colo. Smith and Major Clarkson have applied for leave to Join the Combined Armies in the West Indies—As it is not with me to grant the permission I have refer’d it to you that you may grant their request or, if that is not in your power, may make the necessary application to Congress in their behalf. I am Sir Your very hum. & Obed. Servant
DNA: Item 149, Letters and Reports from Benjamin Lincoln, Secretary at War, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.