Morris Town April 9th 1780
Previous to your Excellencys request of Yesterday I had sent of an express with an intreaty to every person who had public stores of which had made a return, to use every exertion in forwarding of them to this post, Also to the Several Contractors to purchase and forward every Article of provision & forrage in their district without delay, And wrote to the Quarter Master General informing him where the Stores were which was purchased under the late Commissary General desireing his Assistance in conveying them to Camp and lest there should be a failure I sent of another Yesterday to effect the same purposes.
Received advice by a letter from Brunswick that on Wensday and fryday last one hundred and fifty barrils of meal had been fetched from there for use of the Troops on the lines in the neighbourhood of Westfield. I am Your Excellencys Most Obedient Humble Servant
Az: Dunham Suprdt of Purchs.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.