From Robert Morris
Philada Feby 12th 1777
I have this Morning received the letter & two parcells of Money sent herewith, from Mr Hancock who requests you will send them in by a Flagg, the letter is for Lieutt Colo. Rawlings one parcell said to Contain six half Joes is for him & the other said to Contain ten half Joes for Lieutt Cresap but both are to be delivered to Colo. Rawlings according to the terms of the letter herewith.1
A ship from France brings no later Accounts than the 16 Novr when it was not possible for Doctr Franklin to be arrived, this Ship is also loaden with Salt. I am honoured with Your letter of the 5th Instt and am now taking the necessary measures for Sending the Prisoners into New York by the way of South Amboy, I have Supplyed Mr Palmer with fifty Pounds Sterling & Send Genl Lee his draft for it. I am Your Excellencys Obedt Servant
ALS, DLC:GW; LB, DNA:PCC, item 133.
1. These enclosures have not been identified. Lt. Col. Moses Rawlings, who had been slightly wounded in the leg when he was captured at Fort Washington in November 1776, was held prisoner by the British in the Hightstown, N.J., area (see the undated list of the officers killed and wounded at Fort Washington, in Force, American Archives description begins Peter Force, ed. American Archives. 9 vols. Washington, D.C., 1837–53. description ends , 5th ser., 3:729–30, and Samuel Miles, Moses Rawlings, and Otho Williams to William Howe, printed without date in Steiner, Life and Correspondence of James McHenry description begins Bernard C. Steiner. The Life and Correspondence of James McHenry: Secretary of War under Washington and Adams. Cleveland, 1907. description ends , 14).