West Point 27th Septr 80
The inclosed few lines from Mr Smith by the commandants permission has been written, would be glad of your Excellencys direction wheither you would have the prisoners indulged with the use of Pen, Ink & Paper—or not. As I dont recollect you gave me any Instructions on that head. I have the Honor to be Your Excellencys Obedient Sarvant
Ic Hubbell A.D.a[jt]
DLC: Papers of George Washington.