Newburgh March 10. 1783.
In answer to your favour of this date just handed me, relative to the standards for the army, I have to inform you, that they came to the store at this place in a box with other articles, directed to Mr Frothingham field commissary of military stores, who opened the box & took out some of the articles, but left the standards, saying he would send for them: how ever, there they are yet. This is the account given me by the storekeeper. Till the receipt of your letter I knew not that any inquiry had been made for them.
Please to hand to the Commander in Chief Governour Clinton’s letter left with me by Capt. Walker. I have taken a copy of it to transmit to Mr Morris. I am, sir, your most obedt servant
Tim: Pickering Q.M.G.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.