Octr 13th 80
I have made it my business to see the person who was Capt. Browns guide. from a minute examination of him I am confident that Gen. St Clair was named to deceive, that Capt. Brown did not see or hear from Gen. St Clair, & that Capt. Brown passed himself on his conductor as a person engaged in our service, altho his object was to communicate with some gentleman of consequence among us—I am apt to beleive that he was charged with dispatches for Gen. Arnold. I have the honor to be Sir with perfect respect Your Excellency’s most obt Servt
Henry Lee Secnd
DLC: Papers of George Washington.