From Duncan Rose
Col. Banister’s, 16 Jan. 1781. Has obtained material for shirts requested by Steuben and is having them made up; will pay for them out of a balance due him from the auditors; payment may be delayed until convenient. Has been informed that “the Present Emission of our Currency has been destroy’d by the Enemy on their late excursion to Richmond”; should the report be false, requests that the treasurer give the auditors a warrant for £8,000 in payment for the shirts.
RC (Vi); 2 p.; addressed and endorsed.
In the Contingent Fund Vouchers (Vi) there is an order of 25 Jan. 1781, in a clerk’s hand and signed by TJ, directing the auditors to issue the warrant requested by Rose.