Head Qrs. 3d January 1781.
In answer to your letter and memorial dated Charlestown November 13th The Commander in Chief has ordered me to say that leave to recruit the 60th Regiment out of the Prison Ship, cannot be granted for reasons too obvious to need any explanation---
His Excellency has no objection to your Recruiting for your Regiment, such Men as you may inlist in the Country, provided it meets with the approbation of Lord CORNWALLIS---
The 1st Battalion of the 60th not being under his Command, he is not authorized to order any payment for your losses, or those of the Gentlemen mentioned in your Memorial---
Capt. BAINE 60th Regt.
University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Volume 138, item 27.
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