Head Quarters Janry 2. 1783
Mr Merrit who has permission to go into New York with a [Massachusetts sum] of Money for theNaval Prisoners,[with] upon you in his route for your advice & assistance. If it shall be thought as small effort is necessary for the protection of the money he is possessed of, The Commander in Chief wishes you would provide one to attend him to Dobbs Ferry.I am Dear Sir with perfect respect Your Most Obedt Servt
D. Humphrys A.D.C.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.