3 November 1781
General Greenes Army, by the Return, including
|The Cavalry & Artillery amounts to||2719|
|Waynes & Gists Brigades to||2112|
|The Cavalry & Virginia Infantry, suppose||500|
|The Cloth in Gerlach’s Invoice will make,|
|Coats & Vests for||899|
|With Genl Greene||1700|
|3119 deficient||2212 Coats|
|The Linnen in that Invoice will make|
|There are made Shirts||348|
|4746. deficient.||495 Shirts|
|In the general Return of Cloathing||Pairs|
|There are of Shoes||7241|
|There has been spend since it was|
|made to the two Brigades & the Cavalry||1242|
which is something more than a pair to each Man. some have also been issued to the Troops going to the Northward.
The Linnen Overalls & hunting Shirts are so trifling in number that they are immaterial to either Army, The red Flannel will be wanted in lieu of Blankets of which there are none; and Baylors and Whites Regiments are entirely without.
from the above View it appears there is little or nothing in the Hands of the Clothier but what is wanted for the Southern Army and as much Linnen should be added from Oaksleys as will make up the number of Shirts compleat to one a Man at least.
Ar. St Clair
DLC: Papers of George Washington.