26 Aug 1780
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& most devoted & Obet: Servant.Camp near Camden
Thos: Geo: Barretté26th August 1780.
Lieut: 23d RegtI am keeping a correct Journal of the Present War, in its Infancy, progress, &c &c, with drawings of Battles, engagements &c. political remarks for the Conduct of Both sides; — humbly hope at the conclusion thereof, your Excellency will think it worthy, to honor it with yr countenance & Patronage. I have taken the liberty to enclose your Excellency a Plan of the Battle fought on the 16th inst which is pretty correct, you will please to overlook the inelegancy of the drawings having no sort of instrument with me, I was obliged to make use of a Common Pen & bad ink. ...
[To: Sir Henry Clinton]