Head Quarters Newburgh 16th April 1782.
Your Favor of the 3d Instant inclosing Mr Duers Contract—& papers relative thereto, I have received—and have transmitted the same to Genl Schuyler at Albany with a Request that he will see its Object fully attained—the intimate knowledge of those Posts which Mr Duer is to supply—& his carefull Attention to a rigid OEconomy, the Necessity of which he is fully apprised of renders him in my Opinion a very suitable person to be intrusted with your Commision—his Determination shall be forwarded to you as soon as I shall.
Inclosed you will find a Letter to me from Lieut. Colo. Varick who is employed as Recordg Secretary of Head Quarters—The Subject I know will not be the most agreeable—and strongly impressed as I am with Your Situation respecting the public Monies, I should not trouble you, did I not know the Necessity to which Mr Varick is reduced, & the Importance of his being furnished—I wish therefore you will be pleased to pay Attention to his Request as early a period as may be. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.