Coll Dayton’s Quarters Chatham June 17th 1782
On the [30th] of last Month I had the Honor of addressing your Excellency in writing, stating the manner of my Confinement & the Circumstances that induced me to claim your protection—being ignorant of the fate of my letter, it would be very satisfactory to me, if your Excellency would be pleased to inform me if it has been recieved. in consequence of your Orders, Coll Dayton was desirous of removing me to Camp but being ill with a fever I prevailed on him to let me remain at his Quarters close confined, which Induljence I hope will not be disapproved of—I cannot conclude without expressing my gratitude to Your excellency for ordering Coll Dayton to favor me as much as my situation would admit of, & in justice to him I must acknowledge the feeling & attentive manner in which those Commands were executed. I have the Honor to be with great Respect Your Excelly Most Obedt Humbe Servt
Lieut. Capt. 1st Regt Foot Guard
DLC: Papers of George Washington.