War Office June 18th 1782
Doctor Cleland Surgeon to the 33rd British regiment has obtained General Weedon’s permission to pass by land to Your Excellency’s Head Quarters with Mrs Cleland two servants, a carriage, and four horses—His presence it seems is no longer necessary with the British prisoners, as the Hospital to which he belonged has been broke up.
I have intimated to him that I do not suppose he will be permitted to take his horses to New York. I have the honor to be, with profound respect, Your Excellency’s most obedient servant
Assistt Secy at War.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.