Head Qrs May 20th 1780
The State of Maryland having given Mr Robert Mundell—Doctor Gustavus Brown—Mr Archibald Hado[w] and Mr John Hugh permission to go into New York for the purpose of obtaining a passage to Great Britain—and recommended them to His Excellency, the Commander in Chief, that they might obtain a flag for going into New York—I am to acquaint You that it is the General’s desire that You furnish those Gentlemen with one. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt servt
Rob: H: Harrison
DLC: Papers of George Washington.