To —— Patton
Richd. Sepr. 13th 1780
Colo. Finnie being about to send some provision vessels to the head of Elk, I have desired him to order one into Baltimore, to the master of which I shall be obliged to you to have delivered what ever cartouch boxes you have in readiness for us as we are in immediate want of them.
I am sir, Your very humble servant,
FC (Vi, from photostat of Brit. Mus.: Add. MSS 38,650). At head of text: “Mr. Patton.” Elsewhere this name is spelled “Patoun”; he was a Virginia state commissary at Baltimore but has not been further identified.