War Office Novr 9. 1780
The Board have provided about five hundred Barrells of Flour & one thousand Clothes for the Prisoners of War at Charlestown. We propose sending them in the Sloop Carolina Packet Burthen Eighty Tons John Durry Sailing Master Sheftall Sheftall Flag Master, one Mate & six Seamen. We request the Favr of your Excellency to procure a Flag from the British Comr in Chief & Admiral for this Vessell & that you will be pleased to urge its speedy Accomplishment as the Cargo is ready & the Vessell will wait for Nothing but the Licence to proceed to Charles Town. We have the Honour to be with the greatest Respect & Esteem your very obedt Servants
DLC: Papers of George Washington.