Hd Qrs June 13th 1780
His Excellency requests you will be pleased to send a genteel sensible officer to Chatham, where he will find at the first Tavern on the right, a Capt. Joel, who, pretends, to have deserted from the Enemy, & direct him to keep a watch over him—untill further orders. I am Sir yr mo. Obet hum. servt
R. K. Meade
PHi: Papers of Brigadier General William Irvine.