Head Quarters 10th October 1781.
The Count de Grasse has written to me very pressingly for a further supply of Pilots. I shall therefore be glad to know whether your Excellency has received any answer from Gloucester on that subject, or whether you have any other prospects of procuring them. I have the honor to be most Respectfully Yr Excellency’s obt and humble servt
There is a Gentleman from the Fleet now waiting an answer.
Vi: Papers of George Washington.