West point November 12th 1780
I have been honored with yours of the 9th instant. I hope your Excellency’s Representation to the honorable the Congress of the necessity of this Post being supplied with Flour before the Roads are Rendered impassable will have the desired effect. The commissary has just informed me that there is not a barrel of Flour in the Store; but the Troops are served for two days, in which time I hope relief will arrive from some quarter.
By this conveyance I forward the proceedings of a Court of inquiry on Lt Colonel Varick relative to his conn[ex]ion in General Arnold’s family &c. The Court have not yet finished their inquiry on Major Franks—that shall follow when it is given in.
No News from the Northward since my last. I have the honor to be With the highest Respect and esteem Your Excellency’s Most obedient Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.