With this you will receive a letter directed to me which please examine the contents, as also one directed to Major Wayne, Comr. Prisoners, or the officer having charge thereof, which I think ought and the Express says, was meant to be opened at this place. Of this you are to be the judge.
I have earnestly to entreat you, to leave with me, the man now with me, by the name of Hill, as he is a good man and I believe will answer the purpose I intend him for. Please to signify your pleasure in this, as also concerning the letter, if not Open'd that I may forward it.
Since writing the above Col. Locke has opened the letter.