Highlands May 1st 1782
Enclosed are some proceedings of general Court Martial. I have passed upon all of them but the one on Ensign Corey, which is submited to your Excellency.
Enclosed is also a request from Captain Sumner for leave of absence; he applied for leave of absence in the month of Feby, but being a material evidence in the tryal of Major General McDougall, he would not be indulged. I am therefore constrained to recommend him to your Excellency for indulgence at this time.
The chain is now ready to be stretched across the river, but the logs are every day growing dryer and lighter while out of the water, will consequently swim longer in the Fall. The chain will be laid down whenever your Excellency thinks proper to direct. Nothing new from below. I have the honor to be With the highest respect Your Excellencys most Obedient Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.