1779 Letter to Brigadier General Maxwell from Joseph Reed
Phila. April 8th, 1779.
The bearer here of Mr. Van Vleck has applied to me in behalf of a Mr. Marshall his Lady and 2 Daughters, the Revd. Mr. Reichel and his Lady, Mr. Jacob Van Vleck, Mr. Campman and Mrs. Leshinsky and Sarhola all of the Society of Moravians. These persons are now at Newyork and are desirous to proceed to their friends in the State at Bethlehem, for which they have my free consent & permission so far as the same may be consistent with your convenience and the good of the service. If therefore there is no difficulty on that account you will be so obliging as to favour their views by permitting them, their servants and necessary baggage to pass the lines.
To Brigadier General Maxell
I am with much regard your most humble Servt. Jos. Reed
Updated: 21 September 2005