Hakensack Bergen County Nov. 11. 1780
May it Pleas your Excellency
Being on an seperate Out Post and Exposed to many Difficulties not unknown to your Excellency, the Contractor of this County having for some time Past supplied My Corps with flower and Beef till it was put out of his Power (as he says) by the Great Quantity of Beef and other Articles taking out of the County by the Armey to supply me any longer I sent to the super Intendant of this State for a supply with two single Teams. Eight Barrels of Flower was accordingly sent out and a Direction from the Superintendant to Commisar[ry] Gamble for Beeves. on account of one of the wagens [gives] out only four of the Barrels Came on and instead of sending on the Provisions the Flower was Ordered to be unloaded by Mr Gamble and an Order was given for two head of Cattle and the four Barrels which were left behind at Morristown in Consequence of such usage two head of small cattle Came in and no flower. The Corps unprovided and [ ] to raise against me. I Humble lay the Case before your Excellency. If my Grevance shall be Noticed I rely on your Excellencies Redress.
If any thing further is required, the Bearer Captn J. [Out Water] Can Inform your Excellency the Particulars. I am and remain in all respects your Excellencies Most Obedient servant with submission.
Jo. Mauritius Goetschius
DLC: Papers of George Washington.