Smiths Clove 3d July 1780
Agreeable to your Excellency’s Orders I have sent a Detachment to Ring-Wood to guard the Stores there under Command of Capt. Johnson of Clintons Brigade.
Lieut. Welp of my Regt was tried some time ago by a Genl Court Martial, shou’d be glad to know the Result thereof as soon as Convenient. My Major has been under an Arrest for some time and cou’d wish he might be brought to trial as soon as possible he is continually fomenting disorder in the Regt which makes my Situation very disagreeable—The Ungenerous and unjust attack lately made by him and two others of my officers, tho not officially, upon my Conduct as a Gentleman and an Officer makes it Necessary I shou’d request a Court Martial as soon as the Exigencies of affairs will admit; Your Compliance will greatly oblige. Yours with much Esteem
DLC: Papers of George Washington.