From Robert Hoakesly
Hampton Road 28 March 1781
I do myself the Honor by this Flag which Capt. Gerlach is sending On Shore to the officer commanding at Hampton to request your Excellency will be Pleased to forward to Brigd. Genl. Hamilton the five different Parcells of Letters and Papers.
I have also to Inform your Excellency that Alexr. Frazier Gregorie is on Board the Flag as mentioned in Brigadier Genl. Woodfords Letter, and should your Excellency approve of his landing you will Please to Inform his relations that they may send for him. I have the Honor to be your Excellencys Most Obedt. Hble Servt.
RC (George M. Rinsland, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1974); above salutation: “His Excellency Governor Jefferson.”
Robert Hoakesly was a British commissary of prisoners on the General Riedesel, a British flag vessel carrying letters, money, and supplies for the Saratoga Convention troops (Heinrich Gerlach to TJ, [27 Mch. 1781], and note; Thomas Sim Lee to TJ, 27 Apr. 1781, and note).