Head Quarters Newburgh Janry 21st 1783
A representation having been made to me, by the Civil Authority of this State, that sometime in the month of July last a Warrant was issued for apprehending Leiut. Nathll Stone of your Regt for the murder of Capt. Luke Hitchcock of the said Regt and that the Officer charged with the execution thereof hath, never been able to apprehend the sd Lieut. Stone: whereupon I find myself under the necessity of pointing you to the 1st Art. of the 10th Sect. of the Articles of War, for the government of your conduct on the premises, in case any future application should be made to you by the Authority of the State. I am Sir Your most Obed. Servt
: Papers of George Washington.