From Preudhomme de Borre
camp hanower [N.J.] the 12 august 1777
I executed the orders from your Excellency concerning master mullens, I have him tried by a general court martial & the Sentance hath been reported to your Excellency, I would not Set in my grievances before the court martial, that master mullens hath been So bold to tell to me, being under arrest, that he after 8 Days would have Satisfaction or Duel With me, I Know your ordinance upon Such Sujet, he is enough guilty for to be Demetted of my brigade, it is the third time he hath been unrespectful over against me & the Last time hath been at the head of my troops in using impertinent Language as a man ill educated and he is too frequently in Liquor, I beg the favour of your Excellency, that I can take another brigade major (that master mullens may be punished or not, it is for me the Same) but I never will Serve With him and I Would prefer to forsake the Service, I am a man of quality Since 37 years in the Service, if it was happened in the french Service master mullens Would be confined in goal for 20 years, I have the honour to tell to your Excellency that it concerns my honour. I am With greatest respect of your Excellency Sir your most humble and most obedient Servant
Le Chr De Preudhomme De Borre
ALS, enclosed in John Sullivan to GW, 12 Aug. 1777, DLC:GW.