War Office Septr 7. 1780
The Board are desirous of sending by a Flag about fifteen hundred Shirts & fifty Barrells of Flour & a Quantity of Medisines to the Prisoners in Charles Town. We beg your Excellency therefore to procure Permission from Sir Henry Clinton for the Schooner Blazing Starr Burthen Ten Tons Thomas Smith sailing Master Charles McCarthy Flagg Master & two Seamen to enter the Harbour of Charles Town with the Articles enumerated & return to Philadelphia from which Place she is to sail We have the Honour to be with great Respect & Esteem your very obed. Servants
Ships Provisions beside the above Articles.
Could a Permission of a general Nature to send in Cloathing & Provisions to the Prisrs be obtained it would save the Trouble of repeated application as the Board expect speedily to have other Articles to send.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.