Head Quarters Bergen County 2d Sepr 1780
You will receive a letter from the Commy General of Issues by this conveyance upon the subject of supplies—He informs you of what you may expect in lieu of what he has been obliged to draw down from West point—I am sorry that you have been obliged to consume the salt provision in the Garrison, but necessity has no law.
The Militia Officers must be served with Rum agreeable to the late General Order for the supply of all Officers. This I imagine has been transmitted by the Adjt General. I am Dear Sir Your most obt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.