Boston Novr 8th 1780
We did ourselves the honor of addressing your Excellency 25th Ulto, since when have obtained the interposition of our Governmt, in forwarding about forty Waggons with blanketts overals &c., agreeably to return then exhibited.
We shall lose no time in forwarding her quantities altho tis impossible to ascertin how great, with precision, being so dependent upon contingencies—Of Blanketts overalls & Vests presume there will be an ample supply, But have materials at most for only two thousand Coats.
Permit us to observe there are Eighty Waggon load of Clothing at Springfield, which has remained over the Summer for Transportation—In vain do we [exert,] if there can be no energy given to the Quartermasters department.
Nothing will give us greater pleasure than being able to answer expectation, being very respectfully Your Excellencys Most obedient Huml. Sevts
Otis & Henley
DLC: Papers of George Washington.