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Wemyss to Andre´, 1780

Gibb's House 27th February 1780

Sir

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
J. WEMYSS Majr.
63d Regt.


Major ANDRE
   Deputy Adjt. Genl.
      Head Quarters



University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Volume 87, item 9.

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