Head Qrs Morris Town May 25th 1780
Besides the Corn mentioned in my Letter of yesterday under the direction of Colo. Lewis. which I desired you to have sent up to Fort Schuyler as soon as possible, I have directed the Issuing Commissary Colo. Stewart, to forward a Hundred Barrels of flour from hence without delay to New Windsor—to be conveyed from thence by Colo. Hay to Albany to your care. This is intended as a farther supply for Fort Schuyler, and I request that You will apply to the Quarter Master and exert every practicable means in concert with him, to have it thrown into the Garrison without a Moment’s loss of time. From the unhappy state of our provision Magazines, it is essential that great economy should be used at that post to lengthen out the Supplies; and the Troops, to save the Salt provision which should be kept for a case of emergency, should draw as for and as long as circumstances will possibly permit, support from the Country. This I should hope & suppose may be done while the Country is open & it certainly ought, as in case of an investiture of the post there will be nothing to rely on but the Salt provision. I will if possible, have a small supply of this sent to Your care to be for warded also to the Garrison with every practicable degree of expedition. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt St
SzGeBPU: Papers of George Washington.