2 September 1780
Mr Hogland, Brother to the Young fellow who inlisted into your Corps within a few days past, has been here to inform the General that he is bound in a considerable sum of Money for the appearance of his Brother at some future Court in this state. This being the case, unless the Magistrate who possesses the Recognisance gives it up, Mr Hoglan will be liable to pay the whole penalty if His Brother does not appear at Court whenever he is called. The General therefore desires that if the Recognisance is not redelivered to Mr Hogland that You will, when he applies for it, deliver him to him, that he may discharge himself, by carrying him to Court, from his Engagements.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.