Head Quarters Precaness 6th Novemr 1780
I have recd your favr of the 28th Ulto respecting the Canadian Prisoners— I have a letter from Major Reid complaining— that in a Return of the Officers of your Regt made by you to the Board of War, you have made a false return of the date of his Commission, which he alledges ought to be in June 1777. This is a matter of which I am altogether ignorant; but as Major Reid has made a representation to me upon the subject, I am under the necessity of calling upon you to know the reason of the difference between his claim and your return. I am, &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.