Head Quarters Augt 8th 1782
I have been favored with your Letter of this date. It is my opinion that Major Porter be bro’t to a Court Martial immediately, as I have no idea of an officer being absent, in the manner he has, without being made a public example of. Whatever Shoes are wanted for the use of the Men, over the number assigned them, may be drawn for & charged to their respective Accounts.
I am much obliged by your mentioning the state of the Roads between Robinson’s Farm & Peeks Kill, and I wish you to order immediate repairs to them, as they will be used in the course of a few days. The Sergeants you mention for the use of the Rendezvous at Springfield, may be detached, when ever you think necessary—I am Dr Sir Your Most Obedt Servant
MHi: Heath Papers.