To Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski
Hd Qurs Hopewell Township [N.J.] June 24. 1778
Captn Welpper of the invalid corps has lodged a complaint of a very serious nature against the conduct of some of the soldiers under your command He informs me that they have abused a sergeant of a guard and a prisoner under his care—countenanced by a Mr Copetch1—I desire that this mutinous disposition may be immediately inquired into—and if as represented, properly punished, and measures taken to prevent such behaviour in future. I am Sir your very hble se[rvan]t
Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The docket indicates that this letter was addressed to Pulaski “or the officer commanding in his absence at Easton.” Col. Michael de Kowats replied on 26 June.