Morris Town. the 17th April 1780
I have the honor to inform Your Excellency, that William Loudon of the Artillery, who was Indicted for the Murder of Richard Savage; Upon trial, was acquited of the Murder, and found guilty of Manslaughter: he has been allowed his Clergy, and burned in the hand pursuant to his Judgment: and having gone through every stage of the Civil Law, is now remanded to the Provost Guard, where he waits Your Excellencies pleasure. I have the Honor to be with much respect, Your Excellencies devoted Most Obedient humble servant
John Cleves Symmes
DLC: Papers of George Washington.