Head Quarters 2d May 1780.
The Committee of Congress are instructed, among other matters, to enquire whether there is any thing defective in the Ordnance department, or whether any of the regulations at present in force may be amended or altered for the benefit of the service. I do not exactly know when they will take the business up, but I would wish you to be revolving the matter in your mind, and preparing yourself to give the Committie such information as may appear to you conducive to the more perfect arrangement of the System.
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