Head Quarters 3d Septr 1782
I have received your Application dated N. York 24th Augst.
From a Consideration that you was allowed your own Time at York Town, for settling your Affairs—and that your former Character & Conduct have afforded no Encouragement for Indulgences of the Nature you mention, I must inform you that your Request cannot be granted. I am Your Servant.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.