I am informed there is a necessity for a draft of officers to turn out immediately. I understand you draft for officers on Saturday next. I am in such a poor State of health that I am not able to do the public the service I would wish, but Capt. John Harvey is willing to turn out as a volunteer on my Resigning my Commission to him, which will save the trouble of drafting a first major, on which terms I Resign in favour to Captn. John Harvey.