Head Quarters New Burgh 9th April 1782
Colo. Trumbull handed me your Favor of the 30th ulto—mustering Officers for the several rendezvous within the State of Connecticut, will be sent on by Colo. Swift, agreeable to your Request.
It will doubtless be for the Benefit of the Service to have suitable Officers & Sergeants to conduct the Recruits to Camp; but as no particular provision appears to be made by the Resolutions of Congress, I am at a Loss how the Expence which will be incurred by this mode, is to be defrayed; unless it may be comprehended under the General Expression of the State’s supplying their respective Recruits untill they reach Camp, & the individual States take it upon this Ground—You will be pleased to be particularly Carefull on this Head—The State of the public Finances requires that we manage them with the greatest Economy—and the Military Chest can afford no Money for the Support of this Expence. I am &ca.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.