Cadiz 12 March 1781
I have purchased at this place, for Acct & use of the United States, a Quantity of Soldiers Cloathing, Invoice of which, by order of his Excellency John Jay Esqr. I have herewith the Honor of inclosing for your Excellency’s Inspection—Half of them are already on board two Vessells bound for Boston, and the Residue I expect will follow in a short time by two others destined for the same port. May Fortune conduct the whole in Safety!
Wishing you most cordially every Blessing that can increase your Happiness & Glory. I have the Honor to remain, with every Sentiment of Respect Sir, Your Excellency’s Obedt & very hble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.