Head Quarters New Windsor Feby 5th 1781
I am favored with your Letter of Yesterday.
It would be very desireable to obtain the forage from below the Lines; I shall advise Colo. Pickering of the Matter, and suggest your observations to him.
I will give Major Cartwright a Discharge from the service, agreeably to his request. I am Dear Sir With very great regard & esteem Your Most Obedt Hble Servt
MHi: Heath Papers.