Hd Qrs New Windsor May 16 1781
Since my return from the Point I am favored with yours—I think it will be expedient for Col. Badlam to remain in his present position, until the state of the Enemy is more throughly ascertained, from below. With great regard I am Dr Sr Your Hble Servant
P.S. Please to send up the Deserter.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.