West point Feby 22. 1781
Four prisoners of war, belonging to Delancys corps, are just sent to this post; they were a patroling party, sent out by Delancy the day before yesterday, and were taken by a reconnoitring party of six men from Major Maxwell’s detachment—The four are all wounded, a fifth so badly, as obliged our party to leave him at Sing sing—two others of the party ran off. I have the honor to be, With the greatest respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant,
DLC: Papers of George Washington.