Head Quarters New Winsor 8th June 1781
Mr Kirkland has delivered me your letter of Yesterday with one from B. Genl Patterson, respecting King under sentance of Death. In Consequence of their sollicitations in his Favr, I have consented that he shall be pardoned for his Offence—& not subjected to the Execution of his Sentence; his Releace from Service for obvious Reasons is not admissible. You will be pleasd to send him by the first good Opportunity to his Regiment in Albany.
John Henesey a Soldier of the 2d N. York Regiment, you will be pleasd to send under a proper guard to Albany, to the Direction of Brigr Genl Clinton, by him to be brot to Execution, or pardoned, as the Genl on Consideration of Circumstances, shall think proper.
Inclosed is the Proceedings of the Court Martial of the 5th June instant—the Sentance against Troy Lee being approved. I am Sir Your most Obedt humle Servant.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.