Hd Qrs 10 feby 1783
I do my self the honor to transmit to your Excellency a Letter from the Governor and Council of Maryland which came to me inclosed in a Letter from Mr Giles an Extract of which I also have the honor to inclose. It is not in my department, and I should therefore have returned it, to go thro’ the Agent of Marine, but the consequences that might attend a delay—induced me to dispense with the regular mode in this instance, and to transmitt the application directly to your Excellency. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.