Head Quarters 24th July 1780
Since writing you of this date mentioning the necessity of a deposit of provision at Claverac, for temporary purposes, I have received information through General Fellows, that the militia are put to the utmost inconvenience and distress, by not finding a supply at this place of general rendezvous. I have therefore to request your instant and most effectual exertions, for procuring a supply, and in depositing it there. On many accounts it requires immediate attention. I have written Gen: Howe on this subject. If you find, that the militia which are at Claverac and are expected could have a conveyance by water, you will be pleased to take the necessary steps to this end. I am Dr Sir Your
DLC: Papers of George Washington.