Head Quarters New Windsor 8th Decemr 1780.
You will be pleased to make to the Board of War (and send duplicates to me) as soon as possible, an accurate return of the Men and Horses in your Regiment—the quantity of Cloathing and number of Arms—Accoutrements, and furniture of every kind fit for service, and what will be the deficiency, estimating the strength of your Corps at the new Establishment—You will also make a return of the Articles of Cloathing and Accoutrements drawn by the Regt since the 1st Septemr 1779. The foregoing are called for by the Board of War, for their government, as they are directed by Congress to make provision for the Cavalry.
Should you have any Men in your Regiment belonging to the State of Connecticut and who are inlisted for the War, be pleased to make me a return of their Names and the towns to which they belong in the State. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.