Head Qurs Orange Town October 1st 1780
The inclosed will show your Ex[cellency] [the ]distress we are like to experience in a few days for [want] of flour. You are so fully impressed with the pernic[ious] tendency of so frequent repetition of want that I am sure I need only inform you of our prospects, to engage your utmost exertions to give us the necessary supply. The exigency demands immediate measures to forward to West-point all the flour ready at the different mills. It has been mentioned to me that a deficncy of barrells [w]ould retard the supplies from your State; I have given di[rection] to have those at West-point repaired and delivered, to the order of your agent. Your Excellency knows the reliance I place on the State of New York—delicacy will not permit me to say how much we must depend on you at this juncture. I have the honor to be With the greatest Esteem and regard Dear Sir Your most Obedt Servt
N-Ar: George Clinton Papers.