Head Quarters Augst 9th 1781
I have recd your Letter of the 7th. Shoes will be issued to the State Companies under your Command, upon your Return—I will only recommend, that proper precautions should be taken respecting the delivery, & that the men of the State Companies should be made accountable for them: the same mode will be pursued in supplying the other Companies, as has been formerly practiced. I am Dr Sr Your Most Obedt Servt.
P.S. Capt. Sacket & Capt. Williams Should become responsible to the Clothier that the shoes are properly accounted for—The Shoes may be drawn & issued thro the Channell of the same Person, who is employed by Colo. Scammell for the same purpose.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.