Head Qurs May 10th 1780
From the distressed situation in which I am informed Lt Colo. Antill is on Long Island, I desire that you will send him a Barrel of Beef and one of Pork, and Two Barrels of Flour. They ought to be good. If you cannot procure them yourself, you will apply to the Commissary who must furnish them. The sooner Colonel Antill can receive this supply the better. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.