Head Quarters Newburgh Saturday January 18th 1783
For the day tomorrow Lieutenant Colonel Mellen.
For duty tommorow the 1st Jersey regiment.
It is the intention of the Commander in chief that the order of the 20th of December last respecting returning the Marques and other Tents to the Quarter Master General by the 20th instant shall be strictly complied with, in every instance.
The Quarter Master General will not only report all delinquent officers, but will lodge their names with an estimate of the value of the Marques &ca retained by them at the pay office. that the amount may be deducted by the Pay-Master from the first money belonging to such officers which shall be put into his hands—The General is induced to give this further order on the subject because he has been informed the former has been understood by some to relate particularly to soldiers Tents; and consequently that a compliance with respect to other Tents might be dispensed with under certain circumstances.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.