To Brigadier General Anthony Wayne
Head Quarters Middle Brook 16 March 1779
I, a few days ago, recd the inclosed extract of a letter and Affidavits from Governor Livingston, which is all I know of the matter to which they relate.1
As the Governor has called upon me in so pointed a manner to support the Civil authority, I am obliged to request you and Capt. Fish-bourne to attend any time between this and the 1st of April agreeable to his requisition. I am exceedingly2 sorry an Affair of this disagreeable nature should have happened3 as I am with great Regard Dear Sir Your most obt Servt.
LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, PHi: Wayne Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
2. Tilghman wrote “extremely” at this place on the draft.
3. For Wayne’s response to allegations that he prevented Peter Davis, a Somerset County, N.J., constable, from serving a warrant on his aide-de-camp Capt. Benjamin Fishbourn and another officer, and then improperly detained that official, see Wayne to GW, 23 March, and the enclosure with that document.