Head Quarters Bergen County 9th Sepr 1780
I have recd your favr of the 27th ulto. I am sorry that the Abilities of the Gentleman of the Board should not be equal to their inclinations or that any embarrassments should be thrown in their way by local laws. I am however confident, that every thing within their power will be done for the relief of the Army and tho’ their supplies may not come up to what they at first intended, they will make a very acceptable and material addition to those furnished by the several States. I am Sir Yr most obt and hble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.