Head Quarters New Windsor Janry 4th 1781
I have just received your Letter of the 27th Decr together with the Inclosures. I hope you will not find any farther difficulty in supporting the Horses in their present Cantonments, and tho there should not be an immediate prospect of procuring the full compliment of Horses, that you will notwithstanding use your best endeavours to recruit as many able bodied Men for the War, as possible. I am Sir with great regard Your Most Obedt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.