Boston June 5th 1781
By order of the Genl Assembly of this State, I send your Excelly a Cask Porter & a Leaded Cheese, which came in a prize captured by a Ship belonging to this Commonwealth, Simeon Sampson Esqr. Commander. Also at the request of Capt. Sampson I send one other Cheese in Lead which is all there were of the kind on board the prize. I hope they will come safe to hand & be acceptable. I have the Honour to be, with the greatest respect, Your Excellenceys Most Obedt Humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.