Head Quarters Augst 10th 1783
A supply of Medicines and Hospital Stores will be wanted to serve a Corps of 500 Men for Ten Months. It is my desire you will have as accurate an Estimate formed, as the nature of the case will admit, and that you will have the most efficacious measures immediately adopted for providing, arranging and packing up, in the best possible Order, all Articles included in it.
As the preservation of the health of the Troops and perhaps the very existence of the Posts, which may be established on the Western Waters, will depend very much on this arrangement. I shall rely on your Activity and precision in having the business executed in the most effectual and satisfactory manner. I am with great Esteem Sir Your Most Obt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.