Highlands June 12. 1782.
I have been favored with yours of yesterday respecting colonel Popkin’s going on the recruiting service.
Inclosed is a copy of the letter I wrote major Wyllys respecting the flag at the New-bridge. The dragoon notwithstanding receiving those directions, had at Dobb’s ferry told capt. Pray he was directed to call and deliver the letters there, and accordingly did deliver them to captain Pray, who forwarded them to general Heath; in consequence of which I wrote him the 9th instant (a copy of which is enclosed) and returned the letters.
The Officers at Kings ferry express some apprehensions of danger to the magazine from the lightning—The quartermaster will furnish rods for the purpose, if it meets with the approbation of the commander in chief. I am with respect Dear sir Your most obedt servt
Aid de Camp
P.S. Inclosed is also a letter from major Villefranche, which general Heath has just received—Please to lay it before His Excellency.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.