3 April 1780
I have been favoured with Your Excellency’s Letter of to day, with Mr Clarke’s to which it refers. I received a Letter Yesterday Evening from the Board of War on the same subject, which gave me the first information I had with respect to the Blankets at Squan. I very sincerely wish that they could have been transported from thence without the least interference on my part. From the necessity of the case I have forwarded the Board a permit and hope they will be safe. It is a painful consideration that the situation of our Supplies in this instance is such as it is, and it is the more so, as I fear we have neither money nor credit to procure them where we would of choice. Cloathing & Covering must be had even from the Enemy’s post if they are not to be obtained elsewhere and it would have been a lucky circumstance if the end of document
DLC: Papers of George Washington.