From General Henry Clinton
New York Septemr 8th 1779.
Having occasion to remit £10,000, Sterling in Specie to Virginia for the Troops of the Convention of Saratoga; and wishing also to send by the same Conveyance that carries this Money, a quantity of Wine and other Refreshments for their Use, I am to request you will be so obliging to send me the necessary Passports for the safe conveyance thereof, in the Brigantine Patsey, of about 180 Tons Burthen, Thomas Harding Master.1 I have the honor to be, Your Excellency’s Most obedient humble Servt
LS, DLC:GW; copy, P.R.O.: 30/55, Carleton Papers.