April 4th 1782
This will be handed to your Excellency with a letter from Dr Latham who has Gov. Clintons permission for his sister in law to come out of New York & reside with him at Manor Livingston. for which purpose he has proceeded thus far on his way to Elizabethtown intending to send for his to meet him there & to carry her & her baggage in waggons home with him. To save my Friend such a vast expense. I have advised him to apply to your Excellency for permission for her to come up by water in a Flagg to this place & that he may be permitted to hire a vessel here. to take her baggage out of the Flagg & proceed up the river to Manor Livingstons. I will be greatly obliged to your Excellency if you will be so kind as to grant his request & I am with great respect your excellency’s most obedient servant Colo.
A. Hawkes Hay
DLC: Papers of George Washington.