To Captain John Barry
Head Quartrs [Valley Forge] 15th april 1778
In a letter rec’d from you some days past were inclos’d the Paroles of some offi[ce]rs1—these I have deliver’d to the Commissary Genl of Prisoners—yesterday I rec’d the Articles agreeable to the Bill sent me by Major Burnet & by him, or when he sends down you shall receive the amount.2 The men at present under yr Command belonging to Genl Varnums Brigade I cannot think of suffering to remain with you so long as you perhaps may wish, & have to desire that you will send them by a careful Officer to Camp by the first day of next Month—their time of stay will be so short, that I cannot think it necessary or right that they should receive their cloaths untill they join their Corps.3 I am &c.
Df, in Richard Kidder Meade’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. The letter and its enclosures have not been identified.