Ezekiah Uttley quitted camp without the leave of any officer and went home with a pressed horse, which he never returned to the public; he sent fifteen days after his desertion a substitute whom I would not accept, but he remained in the regiment for his own tour.
Ephraim Williams quitted camp without Leave & Sent immediately after a substitute, which I accepted, if the commanding of the district would indulge it; the substitute had a conditional discharge.
John McKleroy lost his horse and had a public one—better in some respects.
Robert Humphries had a public mare.
Nimrod House ditto a mare.
William Ambrose had a horse pressed.
I take the Liberty of recommending strongly Capt Wood as a very orderly & spirited officer. I should consider as a particular favour, if that deserving company could be Entitled now, to certificates for their due pay.
Alexander Boling Light horse in the company of Capt Patterson quitted camp without Leave of any field officer, a week after the rendezvous of the regiment & never returned.
Thomas Greene Light horse in the company of Capt Patterson Orange county quitted camp without the Leave of any field officer and returned to the regiment but 3 Weeks after.
John Herndon, Light horse in Capt Herndon's company, Orange county quitted camp without the leave of any field officer & never returned.
John Watson, a Light horsei n Capt. Moore's company, Orange county, was sent with a letter of Public Service, he went home with out delivering the Letter, & never returned.
Henson Utter a Light horse of Orange county quitted camp without the Leave of any field officer.
July 5th, 1781.
Wake Court house.
Colonel Malmedy has reported to Colonel Taylor two other men whose names he does not recollect; Colonel Taylor is requested to give their name and delinquency to his Excellency the governor.
Capt. Herndon was requested to take a pressed horse from a man of his company as soon as arrived at home, he will be pleased to give an account of him to the quarter master.