Rocky Hill Augst 31st 1783.
I have received your Letter of the 18th, also the duplicate inclosed in yours of the 24th.
If the Articles should not have been forwarded you will be informed by the Superintendant of Finance, that the immediate necessity of incurring the expence of transportation has ceased to exist, I am however pleased with your exertions on this, as well as former occasions. The reasons you have given for your detention in Phila., have always appeared satisfactory, and I have the pleasure to assure you, the business of your department with the Army has been conducted by your Assistant Mr Brooks entirely to my satisfaction. I am Sir, Your Most Obt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.