Head Quarters New Windsor Janry 24 1781
The letter you did me the honor to write me the 20th of last month by some inexplicable delay did not reach me till the 20th instant. I immediately wrote to Governor Clinton on the subject and received an answer of which the inclosed is a copy. The letter from him to you which accompanies this will I hope give you a satisfactory explanation of the disappointment you mention in the flour destined for the fleet. You may rely on the assurances the Governor gives you of his disposition to promote the operations for procuring your supplies in the state; and that nothing will give me greater pleasure than frequent opportunities of being useful to you and of testifying the perfect consideration with which I have the honor to be Sir Your most Obedt & most hume Ser.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.