War Office Sept. 30th 1782
I am just honored with your favor of the 27th.
I do not recollect the cases of Dr Shields and Mr Beck I have generally admitted such of the officers of Ld Cornwallises Arms as wished it go into New York provided they were not to return.
As I do not remember the particular situation of the Gentlemen you mention I must request that the General would enquire into the matter and permit them to pass in or not as he shall think proper. I am Dr Sir yr obt servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.