Head Quarters New Windsor June 21. 1781
I am favored with yours of this date, enclosing a Note from Mrs Mortier—to whom a Billet is also forwarded under cover to you, which I request you to transmit to her by the return of the Flag.
You will have the goodness to suffer nothing at all to be landed from the flag, and to give orders for the departure of it as soon as may be with convenience; You will be pleased to give directions to have the Officer & Men who came with the flag treated with due attention & civility without being suffered to come on shore, on any account whatever. I am Dr Sr, With great reagard Yr Most Hble Servt.
P.S. Be pointed in directing that nothing should be landed.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.