A letter from you, Madam, dated February 8th, came to my hand, but no person appeared as the bearer, nor has any one Since called for an Answer. You request permission to go to Charlestown by Land or Water in order to Confer with your Sister; and also protection for your property in your Absence. I will readily give you the permission you ask, both to go and return, but it is
A Mrs. Gordon, who I suppose is the Widow of him who Commanded the Cavalry in Major Craig’s Excursion to Newberne, makes a similar request to yours. I am Sorry She is in such a predicament that I cannot permit her to return, but She shall be permitted to go if She requires it. I beg the favor of you, Madam, to convey to her this Answer.