Gibb's House 27th February 1780
Three days ago, I reported our having lost a Man by desertion, to General Huyne. I am now to inform you that he was taken up by Three Black Men at a distant part of the Island, & brought here last night. He wanted one of them to carry him to Charlestown.
This Fellow is one of our last recruits from England, & is a most infamous Villain. He has (before he joined the 63d) deserted from both Land & Sea Service, & from the Rebell Service.
If the Commander in Chief is not inclined to bring him to a General Court Martial, I hope he will approve of my drumming him out of the Regt., After which I mean to turn him over to One of [our] Galleys.
I am with much regard
Your Most Obedt. Huml. Servant
University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Volume 87, item 9.
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