Head Quarters Augt 24th 1780
In the report of the march of yesterday, it appears there was to your baggage a guard of a serjeant and four men, contrary to the regulations and to General orders. I am persuaded this must have happened by mistake; but as it is of the greatest importance that the General officers should set an example of regularity to the army I mention the matter to you that you may take effectual care to prevent the like in future. I am with great esteem Sir Your most Obedt Servant.
The same To M. General Baron de Steuben
DLC: Papers of George Washington.