Morristown May 25th 1780
Upon receiving the answers to the queries proposed by Mons. Corney, and consulting with Col. Cox, Pettit, and Biddle, I am of opinion, the rates as things are stated in the answers, are not higher if so high, as things will come at especially as the circumstances of the Country are unfavorable for the business of oeconemy, and the people will take all the advantages which opportunity throws in their way. I am with great respect Your Excellencys Most Obedient humble Ser.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.