From George Washington
Mount Vernon Oct: 13th. 1790
The enclosed letter,1 addressed to me by the Baron Perin, treating of a subject to which I am a stranger, and the means of information not being within my reach; I have to request that you will cause such enquiry to be made into the Circumstances therein stated as may enable you to give him an answer. And I wish you to transmit my letter to him with yours.
I am sir Yr. most Obt. servt.
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. The enclosure has not been found, but on December 5, 1783, Perin had written to Washington from France concerning his claim against the United States for a cargo of sugar seized at New London (ALS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress).