Highlands May 8th 1782
I forward One Robert Dean, a Deserter from Robinsons Corps who came here this morning—he appears to have a good knowledge of the Enemies Lines on this Side the City of New York on which he has worked, but Seems to know little more.
Major Woodbridge writes me that he is informed Deans "character has not been equal to his present pretentions," but nothing more respecting him. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Your Excellencys most Obed. Sert
Major Woodbridge has Sent up a prisoner of war, belonging to Delaney Corps taken near West Chester, the Prisoner Saies Delaneys men have orders not to Carry armes more than three miles from his Quarters.
MHi: Heath Papers.