To Colonel Philip Van Cortlandt
Head Quarters Middle Brook 16th March 1779
I recd your favr of the 22d ulto by your pay Master Mr Provost to whom I have granted a Warrant for the pay of your Regt up to February and one for 5000 dollars for reinlisting, in which I wish you success.1 I am in daily expectation of a return of our whole stock of Blankets in the different Stores, when I shall make an equal distribution of them, but I fear they will fall short of a sufficiency for the whole Army.2
Be pleased to forward General Hands letter to him immediately by a trusty Messenger.3 I am Dear Sir Yr most obt.
Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.