From the Board of War, with Reply
War Office Wmsburg Mar. 23rd. 1780.
The Quarter Master General informs us, that for want of proper Offices and Store houses, The State not only incurs a considerable expence for rents but that the public property from the impossibility of procuring proper accommodations for Storage suffers very great detriment. We take liberty to recommend that your Excellency would direct such houses on the lot purchased by the Executive of Mr. Hornsby, as are suitable to the Quarter Masters purpose to be appropriated to his use.
We have the honor to be your most Obt. Servants,
In Council Mar. 25th. 1780.
Tr in Board of War Letter Book (MiU-C); another Tr in War Office Letter Book (Vi).