Highlands April 16. 1782
Some of the Regiments have not a Sufficiency of metal to make Buttons for the Soldiers Cloathing Lt Colo. Hull informs me that Mr Ruddock Commissary Military Stores at Fishkill has some Pewter or Blo[ck] Tin in Store if your Excellency thinks proper to give an order for the delivery of what may be wanting, Colonel Hull mentions Fifteen or Twenty lb. for the Regt which he recommends—I have the honor to be, &c.
MHi: Heath Papers.