Head Quarters Wmburg Septr 26th 1781
I have recd yours of this date. And know of no other places more eligable to draw to a point the supplies of the two Counties on the eastern shore than those mentiond. I am happy to find the affairs in your departments were so flattering an aspect. As for your establishing a post at Choptank its situation renders it convenient; & if you find the two mentioned not fully sufficient, I know of no other more eligable for a third.
Upon enquirg I find the Hide & Tallow departments are not in that state that will enable them to furnish those supplies that we have a right to expect from them.
You will therefore please to make such arrangements in them as may appear to you necessary. I am with esteem Gentlemen Yours &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.