George Washington Papers

To George Washington from General Henry Clinton, 8 September 1779

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

H. Clinton

LS, DLC:GW; copy, P.R.O.: 30/55, Carleton Papers.

1GW issued the passport on 14 Sept. (see GW to Clinton, that date, and n.1 to that document).

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