Head Quarters 11th Sepr 1782
I inclose to you, Copy of a Letter from the Day Judge Advocate.
If the Appointment of a Judge Advocate has not already been made, I wish it may be speedily attended to—Mr Edwards’s Duty, since the Resignation of Judge Lawrence, has been severe—& it may justly be deemed a Hardship for him to continue to discharge the Duty of the whole Depart. upon his present pay & Emoliments.
Your Letters of the 2d & 3d of Septemr with their Enclosures, have been recd, & will be attended to.
Genl Knox informs me that he thinks he shall find a person here, who will be able to put the Emgravg[upuon] the two pieces to be presented to Count de Rochambeau, if he should find himself disappointed, you will be informed, as soon as I am made acquainted with the Circumstance.
I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.