Nyack May 9th 1782
A Flag from Sir Guy Carleton arriv’d at this place last night. the dispatches of which Lieut. Givens the barer of this has the Care of to Your Excellency. Brigade Major Scott who has charge of the dispatches is Very anxious to wait on Your Excellency, as he was Order’d to deliver them him self.
I shall ditain him till I have Your Excellencys Orders for discharging him, as he Expects an answer from Your Excellency. I have the Honor to be with Every Sentiment of respect and Esteem Your Excellencys most Obedient and Very Humble Servant
Jno. Pray Capt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.