Hospital Hutts 3d March 1783
This renews my application for leave of Absence, If your Excellencys arrangements will admit of such leave, I Shall feel a most sensible obligation I know very well that impatience has no rank among the military Virtues, but I am obliged at this time to acknowledge a very great anxiety to go home. I have the honor to be with very great regard Your Excellys most Obed. Servant
James R. Reid
DLC: Papers of George Washington.