Brunswick 26 April 1780
Your orders, directed me to let your Excellency know, when the waggons began to move the stores—I have been here these three days and none of the stores yet moved, but have some hopes of beginning to morrow—as I have had persons out these two days. pressing waggons—There was sent off from here two days before my arrival seventy seven barrels flour and seventy barrels of Indian meal.
Now in store one hundred & fifty barrels Corn two hundred and fifty barrels of Indian meal and seventy barrels flour, with a few Boxes candles—which your Excellency may depend on my utmost exertions to get them forward—I also shall pay particular attention to guard against being surprised.
I am with Due Esteem Your Excellenceys Most Obedt & very Humbe Servt
John Burrowes Major
DLC: Papers of George Washington.