Fish Kill May 26: 1780.
By Colonel Lewis’s Letter in answer to mine respecting the Plank. I am inform’d we are not to expect the smallest supply of that Article from Albany. there has none arriv’d from that Quarter this season. the Colo. likewise informs me General Schuylers Mills are idle for want of Money and provision.
I have receiv’d a supply of Oakum which will enable me to accomplish the repairs fo the Boats.
In the absence of Colo. Hay I have the Honour to be very respectfully Your Excellency’s Mo. Obed. Hbe Servt
Wm M. Betts
DLC: Papers of George Washington.