Head Quarters Morristown 15th May 1780
Upon looking to a General Return of Quarter Masters Stores I find there were 1200 lbs. of Oakum and 164 Barrels of Tar at Albany the 7th of January last. As the repair of the Boats upon the north River was delayed for want of the above Articles you will be pleased to order them down, and set every hand who understands the business to work upon the Boats. I am exceedingly anxious to have them put in condition for service; and you will therefore oblige me by paying all possible attention to the matter. I am, &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.