Head Quarters Morris Town 18th April 1780.
His Excellency being obliged to ride out this morning, I do myself the honour of acknowledging yours of the 17th. There are Shoes in the Clothier Generals Store and your Sub Clothier may have the quantity wanted for the line upon application. There are Shirts also, but of so inferior a quality, that your sub Clothier refused to take any of them— such as they are, you can have them if you chuse.
His Excellency, for reasons which he will give you the first time he has the pleasure of seeing you, wishes your troops to remain below in preference to any others. I have the honor to be, &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.