Dobbes’s Ferry Novr 1st 1782
Permit me to solicit your Excellency in favor of Mr McDonald, a Volunteer of the 76th Regiment, who having received a pass into New York from Brigadier General Hazen is detained at this Post, it not proving a regular permit. I have enclosed General Hazens Pass. I have therefore to solicit Your Excellency’s permission that Mr McDonald may go into New York, he having his Commanding Officer’s leave to that purpose. I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s Most obedient Servant
Geo: Eld Lt Captn Coldstream Regiment Guard
DLC: Papers of George Washington.