Head Quarters Prekaness 22d October 1780
I think it more than probable that your Corps will be ordered to the southward. I would therefore have you, agreeable to your late request, send an Officer to Philada to provide accoutrements and Cloathing. If the Officer will call upon me, I will give him a letter to the Board of War upon the subject. I am &c.
P.S. Say nothing about the cause of sending down the Officer—I mean as to the probable destination.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.