To Benjamin Walker1
New York September 10th 1790
In answer to your letter of this date,2 I have to inform you that in pursuance of authority to me for that purpose from the President of the United States, You have permission to be absent from the United States for a period not exceeding One year from the time of your departure.
I am Sir Your Obedient & humble servant
Secretary of the Treasy
Benjamin Walker Esqr
ALS, in the United States Naval Academy Museum.
1. Walker was naval officer for New York.