Philadelphia April 30. 1782.
On the 23d instant I had the honour of writing to your Excellency; and mentioned my expectation of leaving town the last week. But Mr Morris is not yet prepared for my departure, and he desires me to stay yet longer. I suppose he has informed your Excellency of his embarrassments, in consequence of the states witholding their taxes.
I expect that Colo. Miles will send from hence, by the 15th of May, seven or eight hundred camp kettles and four thousand knapsacks, and as many more knapsacks in a week or ten days after. The whole number of camp kettles I intended to provide will not be ready so soon, owing to a disappointment by the iron-master who engaged to roll the iron. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your Excellency’s most obedt servant
Tim: Pickering Q. M. G.
P. S. Colo. Carrington will go from hence to morrow.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.