H. Qr Feby 12. 1783
I was last post favord with your Letter of the 31 January—inclosing a Letter from the Governor and Council of Maryland to Admiral Digby requesting a Passport for a Vessell to carry you to Burmuda.
This Application should have gone thro Mr Morris as Agent of Marine. it being intirely out of my department—however as a delay in the transaction of this business might have been fatal to you—I did not hesitate to send the Letter directly to the Admiral & to write to him my Self on the Subject—and his Answer, when it arrives shall be forwarded to you immediately.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.