Head Quarters Prekaness 12th Octor 1780
This will be delivered you by Mr Ludwick Baker Genl—who is instructed by Coll Stewart Commissary Genl of Issues to repair to West Point & erect as many ovens at that Post as are equal to a dayly supply of Six or eight thousand pounds of Bread, exclusive of one to be appropriated solely to the purpose of baking Biscuit—he is also ordered to erect one oven at Stoney Point for the supply of the Troops there & at Verplanks. I fully approve Coll Stewarts instructions on this head, and earnestly intreat your attention to immediate completion of them. I am Sir Yr Mo. Obet hum. Servt
MHi: Heath Papers.