Head Quarters N. Windsor 9th Feby 1781
I have recd your favr of the 1st instant inclosing your January return. If the late Commy of Hides retains the leather which he has upon hand, by the direction of the Cloathier General, it may be for some particular purpose, and therefore I would not wish to order it to be delivered to you, lest it should interfere with some arrangements in the Cloathing department—I should think you might obtain dressed leather, from the tanners, for raw Hides, by making the usual allowance. I am Sir Yr &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.