Newby 3rd October 1780
Yesterday come in here Justice Sealy who Informs he left Canada the fifteenth of Septr. I Perceived he had been an Officer in the Enemy’s Servis I therefore thot, it my Duty to Send Capt. Aldrich to your Excelency with him. it appears to me he is a volunteer to this Country and means for the future to Persue the Intrest of the United States by his accounts agreeing in many Instances with what we have been assured of by our Spies and others we are not aquainted with his former Carractor but Capt. Aldrich will make Inquiry at new Milford at which Place his family and Freinds live. and will aquant your Excelency. I am Your Excelency Most Obedient Humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.