Head Quarters Preckness October 21st 1780.
I have received your letter of the 16th with the request of which I should be happy to comply fully, did it not appear to me that the transactions at Philadelphia cannot well be investigated but on the spot; and the particular one to which you allude, is so much of a civil nature, that I think you had best procure some sort of civil examination.
I shall direct General Heath to have an inquiry into your conduct in your connection with General Arnold during his command at West Point. I am with regard, &c. Yr most Obedt servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.