Head Quarters Passaic Falls 11th Novemr 1780.
I have recd yours of this date. The detachment under your command not being considered in the Continental pay, or under my direction, you cannot with propriety apply to me for provision. The State will, no doubt, upon your application to them, give proper orders in the Matter.
I should not refer you to the State, had I any authority to supply you. I am Sir Yr most obt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.