Queen's American Rangers
Philadelphia 26th Octr. 1777
The pointed manner in which you have repeated your request to resign as Major of the Queen’s American Rangers, does not have any opening to desire your Continuance in that Corps.
The Commander in Chief has directed me to assure you that the last appointment to the Rangers was on a Supposition, and even upon his being told, that you did not wish to have the Command-
he has further Authorized me to Signify the reluctance with which he agrees to accept your resignation as well as to express his perfect Satisfaction of your conduct, and personal Behaviour upon all Occasions.
I have the Honor to be &c.
Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 29, folio 739.
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