West Point 5th June 1781
The inclosed Returns of the Provision Endowments of each Work would have been sent your Excellency yesterday had I not hoped for the Honor of seeing you—The Quantity is too small, but our Magazine will not admit of a farther supply at present—The Moment it can be done, it shall.
I have examin’d the Magazine & the Ammunition is much expos’d to Injury—I am sorry to add that our Work is at a Stand for Want of Nails or Iron shods to make them—I have written to Col. Pickering in the most pressing terms upon the Occasion, & would be glad if your Excellency would also speak to him—Tho’ I doubt not his every possible Exertion. I am Dear sir with the greatest Respect your Excellency’s most obedient servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.