Head-Qrs Newburgh 2d August 1782
As it is highly essential to the discipline as well as Appearance of the Troops & that they should be furnished with Colours, I could wish they might be forwarded as soon as possible, for I am informed they are already purchased. There is a Deficiency of about 30 Drums & 20 Fifes (as you will perceive by the Inspection Returns) which should likewise be supplied.
The Bearer is charged with the general Return of the Army, the Inspection Returns & musters for the Month of June. I have the Honor to be &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.