West Point Augst 5th 82
I this minute had Information of a Brother of mine Arriving at Dobbs’s ferry in a flag, with the Permission of General Patterson, I have taken the Liberty of going to see Him, which I hope will not prove disagreeable to Yr Excellency. I am With Every Sentiment of Respect Your Excellencys Most Obedt servant
Walter Stewart Colo.
I shall call on Genl Heath in my way to Inform Him of my Going—I am as above
DLC: Papers of George Washington.