H. Qrs Apl 11. 1783
Captain Hurlbutt—an Officer of this Army who was dangerously wounded about two Years Since, wishing to Return to his home and being Still unable to bear the fatigue of a conveyance by Land—I have to Request the favor of your Excellencys Passport fir a small Vessell to convey him by Water to New London—Captain Hurlbutt will be accompanied only by another Gentleman & the small number of Persons necessary to navigate the Vessell. I have the honor to be.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.