Head Quarters 8th June 1782
Inclosed is the System of Issues which I mentioned in my last—It has been submitted to principal Officers of the Army—is agreeable to them—& in the Absence of Mr Sands, has been fully & freely consented to by Colo. Chas Stuart in the Name & on Behalf of all the Contractors—It remains only to obtain your Approbation—if that is given, & the System takes place, I hope most of the present Uneasinesses on the Score of provisions will subside—All the Difficulties complained of in a former Letter to the Sectry at War—are agreed by Mr Sands, "to be Submitted to such equitable mode of Decision as I shall direct"—to Effect this Determination, I propose to lay the whole Matters of Complaint before three judicious indifferent Men, chosen agreable to the Mode proposed in the Contract—& shall endeavor to have the Matter closed as soon as possible.
[I] am obliged to Mention again to you the Want of Beef to the Army, this Failure has again been experienced since my last Writing to you—Mr Sands being now in Phila. you will have an Opportunity of full Conversation with him on the Subject. No Magazines of Salted provisions have yet been placed in the Deposits of West point. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.