Head Quarters New Windsor Janry 30. 1781
With respect to your Letter of the 20th Inst. I can only observe that it appears to me, the transportation of the specific supplies demanded by the Resolution of Congress of the 4th of Novr to the Places of Deposit, is to be considered as properly a State expence, as the Supplies themselves; especially Since they are directed to be delivered at such Places as shall be pointed out by the Commander in Cheif. The removal from those Depositories will, I should suppose be a Continental Expence. But I have no farther information on the subject, than is derived from the act of Congress.
I should have given an immediate Answer to your Letter had not business of great importance intervened & prevented. I am Sir.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.