His Excellency Governor Nash,
I did myself the honor of acquainting you from Philadelphia with my design to return speedily to the Southern Army and the Expectation I had to be favoured with the Command of Militia Light Horse, which your Excellency had been so obliging as to promise me if some were ordered in the Field. I arrived here two days ago and as yet it did not appear to me that the gentlemen of the Board had received any instructions concerning it. I intreat you would be pleased to informe me of your dispositions. I set off this Day to join General Smallwood, I will wait there for your answer. You are knowing Sir, at my earnest desire to be active but I do not request any command if it is not satisfactory to your Excellency and the community. Your Excellency may discern the sole motive I have in continuing and returning to this department, that (torn out) Military consideration; that in order to have (torn out) would lead me to my object if (torn out) an injustice of complacency that my services might be useful and agreeable to the Public is the single recommendation I am anxious of.