George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Robert Digby, 8 December 1781

c.8 December 1781


The situation of the Sick and Wounded British Seamen in the Hospital at Glocester renders it necessary that some Hospital stores, Medicines, and Cloathing should be immediately sent for their relief— I have therefore ordered the above see below Articles to be put on board the Ship New Blessing Thomas Craven Master, bound as a Cartel with American prisoners to Virginia; and have to request the favor of your Excellency to forward the necessary Passport to the Commanding Officer there to permit them to be landed. I have the Honor to be Your Excellency’s Most Obedient & most Hum. Servt

Robt Digby

A List of Hospital Stores and Medicine put on board the Cartel Ship New Blessing Thomas Craven Master bound to Virginia for the use of the Sick and Wounded Seamen who are Prisoners there vizt

2 Pipes Red Port

2 [Qr.] Casks Lisbon Wine

2 barrels Sugar

1 Chest tea

1 Box Chocolate

4 Boxes soap

50 P.per Blankets

50 per Shoes

100 per Stockings

50 per Woolen Drawers

50 per Trousers

50 Jackets

50 per Mitts

100 Check Shirts

3 dz. Hatts

6 dz. Handk’fs

a Cask of Earthen Ware

a sma. box wth Knives, Raisors, Buckles, Spoons, Tin Potts &c.

a Box with Medicine.

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