Hd Qrs Augt 12th 1780
In answer to your letter of this day, I am to desire you will retain the teams you mention and give the owners the usual assurances of payment for the[eir] future service. I am Sir Yr Most Obed. hume servant
P.S. I take it for granted every practicable step will be taken to provide others in their place as speedily as possible.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.