Head Quarters Newburgh May 12th 1782
After making the proper Estimate of Plank which will be necessary for Platforms to the Batteries in case of the Seige of New York I have to request you will without loss of time arrange that business with the Quartr Mastr Gen. or his Asst with the Army, and that you will inform him in writing specifically, of all the Articles which will be required of that Department, that measures may be instantly taken for Providing them.
You will be pleased to advise me as soon as may be, of the result of this arrangement. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.