Head Quarters June 8th 1782
Benjamin Cattle Esquire an inhabitant of South Carolina lately in the Continental Army and one of the Governors privy Council has been in a declining state of health for a long time. It has been recommended to him by his physician, and friends to go to the Northward by winter to New York for the recovery of his health, and General Leslie has been polite enough to grant him the necessary passports for the purpose. Should he wish to go into the country to the Northward I beg you will be kind enough to furnish him with proper passports; and I take leave to recommend him to your particular notice as a gentleman of fortune, great merit and singular worth. I am with great respect Your Most Obedt humble Servt
NjP: DeCoppet Collection.