Robinson House Augst 5th 1782
This day at Noon I had the Honor of Informing Your Excellency, that a Brother of mine had arriv’d at Dobbs’s ferry from New York. By a Letter I receiv’d this Moment from Him I think He wishes to become an Inhabitant of the United States—Your Excellency will much oblige me by Informing me of the [moves] I must pursue to Gain this Wish for End.
In the Mean time I must Request Your Excellency will permit Him to come up to Major Genl Heaths Quarters, where I will put him under the care of Genl Howe.
I shall thank Your Excellency for An Ansr as soon as Convenient As You must be sensible of my Impatience on the Subject—I am With Every Idea of Respect & Esteem Yr Excellency’s Most obedt Hhble servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.