Highlands June 22d 1782
Lt Colonel Badlam arrived the last evening from Boston. He is in a very bad state of health. He asserts that he has exerted every endeavour to serve his Country in the execution of the trust of Muster Master while in that Office, altho some improper men may have escaped his vigilance—I wish to know your pleasure whether his conduct is to be made the subject of a Court of Enquiry, or of a tryal by Court Martial or otherwise. I have the honor to be With the greatest respect Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.