Hd.Qrs. [in?] Washington

March 7, 1861


Dear Sir,

         Several years ago I said to you that I should offer you the first vacancy for an aide-de-camp that might occur in my staff.  The resignation of Lt. Col. Lay has created such vacancy.  I now have the pleasure of saying that that [sic] I shall be glad if you will accept it.  I have thought of no one else for the place.

Yrs. with great respect,

Winfield Scott


Lieut. Col. Reynolds