Hartfort 21st May 1782
I have the honor to Enclose a Resolve of the Governor and councill of Safety of this State Requesting from your Excellency a Guard, to Serve at New gate prison, at Symsberry, the reasons for this are the Difficulty attending the militia rotation guards.
The benefit that Prison is to the United States, The Safety, Security, and Terror it gives the prisoners comitted to it.
I heartily wish your complyance. I am with high Esteem and Regard Your Excellencys most Obedt Humble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.