Highlands April 5. 1782.
Inclosed is a New York paper of the 1st instant, the latest which has come to hand, and a letter I have just received from colonel Tupper.
Twenty-seven recruits arrived yesterday from Massachusetts. By letters and other information the recruiting service is successful at the eastward. I have the honor to be, With the highest respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.
Albany April the 1st A.D. 1782
yesterday was brought in here the notorious joseph Bettiss late from St johns on His way to New York, two letters or notes were found on him one of which is in figures which no doubt contains matters of Importance. The Commissioner[s] have the papers which will be soon at Head Quarters.
He has hinted that there some designs and opperations to take place soon with respect to Vermont but has not told all he knows, he is to be examine[d] again this Day, if any thing extradnary turns up I shall transmit it to head Quarters. I have the Honour to remain your Honors most obedent Humble Servant
Benj. Tupper Colo. Comr