Head Quarters 3d June 1782
His Excellency the Commander in Chief is informed by the Sectry at War, that a Detention of 1000 Stands of Arms which had been ordered by the Comry Genl of Military Stores to be sent to Phila., has taken place—and that you plead his Excellency’s Orders therefor.
The Commander in Chief, not recollecting any such Order, will be glad to be informed from you immediately, the particular Order under which you suppose yourself to be justified in this Detention. I am sir Your Humble Servt
Jona. Trumbull Jur. Secy
DLC: Papers of George Washington.