Maria off Crown-point July 29th 83
I take the liberty to inform your Excellency that I have this morning arrived on board the Commodore’s Vessel off Crown point, the politeness and attention of this Gentleman induce me to believe that I shall meet with no difficulty or impediment in prosecuting the tour assigned me.
In conversation with the Commodore I learn, that in conformity to his orders, he has landed the Prisoners hitherto arrived from Canada, at Crown-point and that the want of provision & transportation from that place, have subjected them to great inconvenience. I have written to Genl Schuyler on the subject of provision for them, and have requested him to advise your Excellency of the contents—I have the honor to be Sir Your Excellency’s most obedt Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.