Philada 17th Decemr 1781.
I have been honored with your Excellencys favor of the 14th inclosing the requisitions of Congress upon the several States for the deficiencies of their respective quotas of Men.
I shall without loss of time call for the returns which are required and transmit them to the Executives of the States.
Your Excellency will oblige me by informing me as soon as possible, whether the Resolves have been transmitted to General Greene, or whether it is expected that the returns of the troops composing the southern Army are to be called for by me and forwarded to the States to which they belong. I have the honor to be &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.