Head Quarters Newburgh 21st Aprl 1782
I have received your favr of the 19th instant.
A Variety of Circumstances at present operate to prevent my being able to decide the places of Deposit for your Salted provisions. & as the Season & the Roads are at this Time unfavorable for their Movement, I suppose, it will not be disagreeable to you that they rest at the several places where you make the purchases, until I am better prepared to give you my Decision.
I have not yet received from Philadelphia, a Copy of your Contract; which forms an additional Reason against my Deciding at this Time on the places of Deposit. I am sir Your most Obedt Servt