Head Quarters 11th Septemr 1780
I beg leave to inform your Excellency, that we are desirous of sending a small Vessel from Philadelphia to Charlestown, with some articles of Cloathing and Medicine and also a quantity of Flour for the prisoners there in your possession. I have to request, that you will be so obliging as to furnish, by an early opportunity, a permit for this purpose, and for a safe return of the Vessel. The Vessel is a schooner called the Blazing Star, burthen about ten tons—Thomas Smith sailing Master—Charles McCarthy Flag Master and two private Seamen. I have the honor to be with Respect Your Excellencys Most obt and hble Servt
PRO: Carlton Papers.