Camp 6th May 1780
Upon a Calculation of the number of Arms wanting I find that the Eight Brigades in this Department will take about 1500 Arms & Accoutrements to Compleat them—allowing all the Arms without Bayonets to be exchanged.
I would wish your Excellency to order on this number immediately & the same Waggons which bring them may carry back the Arms bad & wanting Bayonets. I am Sir Your Excellencys most Obed. Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.