In Council Annapolis 1st Apl 1780.
Doctor Gustavus Brown is recommended by this Board to his Excellency General Washington or the commanding Officer at Elizabeth Town for his Licence to go into the City of New York; for the purpose of obtaining a Passage to Great Britain, and, under the peculiar Circumstances of his Case, to return again to this State, agreeably to a Resolve of the House of Delegates of this Date.
Tho. Sim Lee
DLC: Papers of George Washington.