Head Quarters New Windsor 22d Decr 1780
Your Excellency’s favor of the 15th did not reach me till this Morning. I immediately dispatched an extract from it to Congress and very warmly recommended to them the necessity of supporting Colo. Hay in the performance of his Contracts—I most sincerely hope we may find him successful in the impress, for I see no dependance upon any other quarter.
I had two days ago directed a very liberal allowance of all kind of Cloathing, (except Coats of which they got about 200 very good) to be delivered to your State Cloathier for the four Regs near Albany. Weissenfelds had a compleat supply previous to going to Fort schuyler—We shall fall very short of the necessary quantity of Coats—few of the troops have had any delivered to them this season. We expect about two thousand from Boston, and unless we should have an arrival from France, that will be our whole stock. I have the honor to be &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.