War Office Decr 9. 1780
The Board are extremely apprehensive that the Vessell going to Charlestown will be prevented by the Ice from proceeding on her Voyage. As we have not recieved the Flag we are fearful that some Embarrassments are thrown in the Way by the Enemy. Everything is ready but the Papers for the Departure of the Vessell & we shall therefore be obliged to your Excellency for Information on the Subject. We have the Honour to be with the highest Respect & Esteem Your very obedt Servts
In Behalf of the Board
DLC: Papers of George Washington.