Highlands, August 22. 1782.
The enclosed from major Ashley, I received at two o’clock this morning.
I have written to the major to detain the flag until he receives your excellency’s directions for further proceedure. I enclose two New York papers—one of the 19th the other of the 20th instant. I have the honor to be With the highest respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant,
DLC: Papers of George Washington.