Hd Qrs Augt 4 1780
I am totally out of Writing paper & Wax & Wafers. I therefore request that you will procure without delay Twelve or if it can be conveniently obtained, Twenty four Rheams of the first Article, of pretty good quality, & a suitable quantity of Wax & Wafers & forward them to me, by the earliest opportunity. I am absolutely destitute of any of those Articles, and a supply is not to be had here. I am Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.