Head Quarters Newburgh April 30th 1782
As the Contractors for supplying the Garrison of West Point &c. are to keep constantly on hand, a sufficient quantity of the Articles composing a Ration, for one Months supply of such Posts falling under this Contract as shall be pointed out to them, by the Secry at War or Commandg Officer &c. I must therefore request you will pay the most pointed attention to the Requisition of Major Genl Heath on this subject as stated in his letter to you of the 6th of Febry last. I need not inform you, that the want of compliance might be attended with very serious consequences, I am therefore persuaded you will constantly make such arrangements as will render any future application unnecessary. I am Sir.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.