Highlands, April 21. 1782.
I forward one John Jacob Chieser, a deserter from the British—says he was six years a serjeant-major in the royal American or 60th British regiment—was barrack-master and fort-major at Pensecola—has been quartermaster to Arnold’s corps—was promised but has never received a commission. He may be honest—he may not. He says prince William Henry, general Knyphausen and general Birch are to embark the 4th of May on board a 50-gun ship for Europe.
I have this moment received the inclosed from major Maxwell. I have the honor to be With the highest respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.