To Colonel William Malcom
Fish kill 8 Otbr 1778.
I can have no objection to such of the officers of Col. Poors Regiment as are supernumerary returning to their homes—The officers may settle among themselves who a[r]e to go but you will determine upon the number necessary to continue with the Regiment.
p.s. I could wish you to attend to the quantity of provision in garrison—that it may be at all times adequate to its support in case of investment.
Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.