Head Quarters Prackness Octr 21st 1780
Lt Colo. Varick and Major Franks late of General Arnolds family having requested of me a Court of inquiry to ascertain the part they acted relative to the transactions of General Arnold; you will be pleased to appoint a Court of Inquiry, to examine into the conduct of the Gentlemen in their connection with the late Major General Arnold, during his command at West-point, and relative to the circumstances of his desertion to the enemy.
I have directed General Knox to apply to you for permission for Mr Garanger to make some experiments in Artillery, which you will please to grant. I am With very great esteem & Regard Dear Sir Your most Obedt humble Servt
MHi: Heath Papers.