17th July 1780.
As the article of flour begins to grow scarce at West point; and as there is little probability of getting Teams without force, will it not be best to employ the Teams at Morris, in getting forward the flour from Hacket’s-town to New-windsor? The shott is not likely to be wanted so soon as the flour.
I shall wait your Excellency’s directions before I give any order, how or where to employ the Teams. I am, with great respect Your most obedient Humble Servant
Nath. Greene Q.M.G.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.