To Adam Ferguson
Head Qrs [Valley Forge] June 9: 1778
The Letter which accompanies this will inform Sir Henry Clinton, that I can not grant the passport requested by his Favor of this date, without the previous instructions of Congress upon the subject.1 This I have thought proper to advise you of to prevent you the inconvenience of proceeding, should this find you on the way. I have the Honor to be Sir Your Most Obedt servt
LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, University of Edinburgh Library; Df, DLC:GW; copy, P.R.O.: Colonial Office, Miscellaneous; copy, MiU-C: Clinton Papers; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.