George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Elisha Sheldon, 18 February 1783

Head Qrs feby 18. 1783


B. General Hazen—represents to me, that Lt Kinney of your Regiment was some time since apprehended, below the Enemys lines, on suspicion of being concerned in illicit Trade and was sent up to the Cantonment at Pompton—where he was ordered by Gen. Hazen to remain—till the matter was examined into & decided or till he should be permitted to depart—notwithstanding which Orders, he left the Cantonment without leave & has not since been heard of.

Should this Officer have Joined his Regiment, or whenever he does join it—I am to desire that you will immediately Arrest him, and send him to Head Quarters that his Conduct may be enquired into—I am.

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