[Philadelphia, September 23, 1777]
by Virtue of powers from His Excellency General Washington I do hereby Authorise you to require from the inhabitants, contributions of Blankets and Cloathing of every kind and to take whatever materials you know will be useful to the Army that you may find in the Stores keeping an account of the same and giving receipts.1
ADS, sold by Stan V. Henkels, March 9, 1904, Lot 1150.
1. Text taken from extract of a letter in Stan V. Henkels’ catalogue.