War Office May 13th 1781
The Board do themselves the honor to inclose your Excellency, the copies of letters this day received from the Governor of Virginia and the Marquis la fayette.
General Wayne’s march (from the situation of the public finances) has been hitherto unfortunately delayed; The Board however have wrote to him to-day to press his departure in the strongest manner; and they hope that his difficulties are so far surmounted, that he will immedy set out with his detachment. They have the honor to inclose a copy of the letter they wrote to him.
I am with the highest respect Yr Excys Obedt & very hhble servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.