New York 24th Augt 1782
The Memorial of Robert Hoakesly British Merchant Sheweth.
That Your Memorialist was Made a prisoner at York Town in Virginia, and having left his Business unsetled, Requests that Your Excellency will be pleased to Grant him a passport to go from New York to Philadelphia and Virginia, as Some of the Gentlemen are in Philadelphia, that I have Business with. And Your Memorialist Will As in Duty Bound ever pray.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.