Borden Town 28 Jany 1781
I have just been honoured with your Excellency’s favour of the 23d instant, & am greatly mortified at the defection of the Jersey Line. I should immediately have given orders agreeably to your Excellency’s request, had I not at the same time receiv’d Intelligence of their being returned to their duty.
I am very apprehensive that the army will suffer for the want of supplies as much this winter as they did the last, & perhaps not bear it with equal good humour. But the want of money to procure them, is not to be cured by any other device in the power of human Invention. I am with the greatest Esteem Dear Sir your most humble St
DLC: Papers of George Washington.