Head Quarters Newburgh May 8th 1782
His Excellency Governor Clinton having given permission for Mrs Brienckerhoff & Mrs Adriance, attended by Mr Wycoff to visit their relations in Queens County on Long Island: you will therefore be pleased to grant a flag for them to proceed to the nearest Post of the Enemy on Long Island for that purpose. I am Sir your Most Obedt Servt
P.S. I should be glad to know the strength & state of the Corps of Connect. State Troops stationed on the Lines.
N.B. also Flag for Mrs Close.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.