Fish Kill Feby 16th 1781
Very unfortunately I was absent when your Excellency’s Commands arrived, but, as my Assistant informs me that every Thing was done that was required, I hope they have been attended to agreeably to your Excellency’s Wish. If they have not, it is contrary to positive, Standing Orders, which shall be complied with, whenever your Excellency shall be pleased to Order me informed of a Deficiency. I have the Honour to be, with the greatest Respect Your Excellency’s most Obedt & very humble Servant
NHi: Hugh Hughes Papers.