Fish Kill 15th September 80
I Received Your Excellencys Letter yesterday Evening, and Shall following Strictly its Contents. Capt. Shaw’s is sent off this Morning. I have to request that your Excellency will order Payment to be made as soon as possible, otherwise my family must Suffer, as I Shall be oblidged to borrow wherewith to bear my Expenses to Rhoad Island.
If Your Excellency Should have any messages for me, in my absensence from this, Please Direct to Capt. John Harrison of the Quarter Master Generals office, as I dont know who May be here to Act as Deputy. I am with the Greatest Respect Your Excellencys most Hble Servt
Capt. Shaw is in the same Situation as my Self.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.