5 August 1781
|On hand fit for service—soldiers tents||35.|
|Expected daily from Connecticut||300.|
|very old tents at Morristown repairing,|
|probably will be rendered serviceable||80.|
|As Colo. Hatch is disappointed in his|
|expectations of exchanging heavy for light|
|duck, on notice of it, July 27th I|
|immediately desired him to make up into tents|
|all the Russia duck that was tolerably light.|
|This may perhaps produce||100.|
Shall the heavy duck remaining (sufficient I suppose for 1500 tents) be made up, or any, and what part of it? If it be not necessary to make it up now, it is likely the heavy duck may be exchanged in the course of the fall & winter, so as to procure the properest tents for the next campaign. The troops are now amply supplied with tents.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.