To Colonel Timothy Pickering
[Dobbs Ferry, New York, July 24, 1781]
My servant informs me, that the saddle he rides has met with an accident that renders it unfit for use. As there are none here to be purchased, I should be glad it could be exchanged. I suppose it may be repaired and made serviceable again; however if like indulgencies are not allowed to other officers, I do not wish it for me.1
I am with esteem Sir Your most Obed
ALS, RG 93, Miscellaneous Records, National Archives.
1. On verso, Pickering wrote, “recd. 24th—order given.”