Head Quarters Newburgh Janry 17th 1783
The Commander in Chief expects wherever there are two Field Officers with the Regt on the Lines, that one of them will take the command of the Posts at Kings Ferry & at other times, that the senior Officer present will have the general superintendance of them.
As to the salted provisions which is in danger of being spoiled; His Excellency thinks, if it is the property of the present Contractors, this Commissary at Kings Ferry ought to be informed of it, that he may take measures to have it issued, or put in better order; and indeed if it belongs to the public, he wishes similar measures may be adopted—without delay—I am &c.
D. Humphrys A.D.C.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.