Fish Kill 1. August 1781
May it Please Your Excellency
I this Moment had the Honor to Recieve your Excellency’s Letter of Yesterdays date, and Shall riligiously Observe its Contents But I am Sorry to mention That I Shall find it exceeding Difficult to move for the Want of Money Your Excellency I hope may have it in your Power to relieve me by Some means, I would wish to have nothing to Prevent my being Usefull in My Countrys Cause, I am Your Excellency’s most Humbe Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.