Morris Town July 21. 1780
The Commissioners sent by Genrl Greene to this place in order to settle the charges brought against the public are arrived, and have proceeded to business—I am informed by those Gentlemen that their directions from the Genl prohibit their paying any charges for house rent, unless the owner produces a certificate from the Officers who quartered in the house, many of the inhabitants have procured a certificate, but the hurry and confusion with which the Genl left the house I humbly presume is the reason why I did not also receive one.
I would therefore beg the favour of Coll. Mead to procure me a certificate from the Genl Specifying the time how long and the number of Rooms Occupid by the family and deliver it to Capt. Prye the bearrer whom I depend on to transmit it to me, this Obligation shall be particularly notied by Sir Your most humble servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.