Head Qurs Morris Town 14th March 1780.
In answer to your letter of the 4th instant, which I had the honour of receiving the 12th I beg leave to inform you, that from the diminution of our force at Fort Pitt by the expiration of the Men’s inlistments and the impracticability of replacing them from hence, there is no prospect of our undertaking shortly any offensive operations in that quarter. I would not wish this, however, to delay the sending on the articles requested by my letter of the 8th Ulto which the Board have been pleased to have provided, after the Roads will admit of it. I have the honour to be with great respect and esteem Gentn Your Most obt Servt
P.S. In a letter from Colo. Brodhead of the 11th Febry, he mentions the want of a few Armourers at Fort Pitt, the Board will be pleased to order them from the most convenient place, which will be from Carlisle.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.