Fish Kill 27 June 1780
I last night had the honour of receiving your Excellincys letter respecting the flour at Ringwood, and this morning proper Persons were despatched for procuring a sufficient number of teams to bring us the whole at once, I flatter myself from the letters I have wrote both to the Justices and the people we shall bear no great difficulty in obtaining them.
I have begd the store keepers to litt me know from time to time when any considerable quantity arrived.
Permitt me to request your Excellency will order the road from Ringwood to New Windsor to be thoroughly repaired, We must rely on the Army totally for that piece of service, and as it is probable that a great deal of transportation will be made that way, I doubt not of your thinking it necessary to be executed as soon as it conveniently can.
I have the happiness of acquainting your Excellency that the supply of salt provisions & Fish already come & still coming on is far from being despicable, considering the miserable situation we were lately in for want of these necessary articles, We have obtaind too by express a small supply of rum, and I hear twenty hogsheads from the eastward are on their way and near this place. I have the Honour to be with every sentiment of respect & esteem, Your Excellencys, most obedt and very humble servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.