Head Quarters near Orange Town 8th Augt 1780
I am sorry to find by a letter from His Excellency Governor Trumbull accompanied by a deposition of Capt Green of Colo. Wyllis’s Regt that a Quarter Master Sergeant of the Regt has been stabbed by you in the Arm and Body. I will not undertake to say whether the provocation you recd from the Sergeant did or did not justify the proceeding, as I have only heard the complaint of one party, but as the matter has irritated not only the Militia but the inhabitants in that quarter, I have thought it best to recall you—You will therefore immediately upon the receipt of this return to the Army.
I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.