Head Quarters Prekaness 4th Novemr 1780
The following Officers
have lately returned from New York, being exchanged, and are now upon their way to their respective places of abode. The Military Chest being totally exhausted, they will with difficulty be enabled to get as far as Philada. I must sollicit you to procure them a supply there, sufficient to carry them home. Their long and patient sufferings entitle them to attention and to every assistance in getting themselves and Baggage forward. I have the honor to be &c.
P.S. There may perhaps be a few more Gentlemen than those I have named in the same situation.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.