From George Washington
Hd. Qrs. Morris Town 11 Decr. 1779
I inclose your Excellency a number of papers relative to a certain Richard Bird, and the money mentioned in Gen. Tylers letter. Col. Nevil takes charge of the prisoner. I give your Excellency this trouble as he appears to be the person some time ago advertised in a Virginia paper for the commission of some crime.
I am &c.
Dft (DLC: Washington Papers); in James McHenry’s hand; endorsed. Enclosures missing.
Richard Bird: See Washington to Brig. Gen. John Tyler, 28 Nov. 1779 (Writings, ed. Fitzpatrick, xvii, 203); Tyler’s letter to Washington has not been found. Col. Nevil: John Neville, colonel, 4th Va. Continental line (Gwathmey, Hist. Reg. of Virginians in the Revolution).