Camp Southern Army June 20. 1782.
Agreable to your Excellencys Orders hearing no more of the expected Evacuation of Charlestown, I set off on the 13th of April for this Camp where I arrived on the 5th of June; But as the Auditor general for the Southern Army (Mr Dart) cannot settle my Accounts of travelling Expences without my producing your Excellencies Orders in Writing, I would beg the Favour of sending them to me.
The small Consideration of my travelling Expences (in all 35. Dols.) would not have induced me to trouble your Excellency with this Request, if I was not apprehensive that the Want of your written Order might be injurious to me on other Occasions. I have the honor to be with great Respect Your Excellency’s most obedt humble Servant
Ferdd J. S. de Brahm Maj. Engr
PHi: Gratz Collection.