Springfield 15th June 1780
I have the honor to inclose your Excellency a Letter from Major Lee by which you will perceive that two Men had deserted from the first Post he visited this morning & perhaps others will be found gone from the other Posts.
I was utterly unacquainted with your Excellencys intentions of Releiving Major Gibbs or I should have represented the necessity of keeping those Troops on the Lines who could be depended on.
Inclosed I send the Disposition of the Troops under my Orders. I have the honor to be Your Excellencys most Obed. Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.
thursday [ ] 15 June 1780
I have as yet visited but one post. No occurrence last night on the side of the enemy.
Two from a subalterns party deserted us during the night—probably as many more from the other several posts.
I lament the withdraw of faithful troops. I have the honr to be most respectfully your very h. sert
Henry Lee Junr