Head Quarters New Windsor Janry 3d 1781
I am favored with yours of the 1st Instant, and wish it was in my power to gratify you, in your request—but as there is not a single farthing in the Military Chest, it will be absolutely impossible to furnish any part of the sum sollicited. I am Dear Sir With very great regard Your Most Obedt Hble Servant
P.S. I have not been able to obtain any Money for my own expences, or table for More than three Months.
NhHi: Papers of John Stark.