Head Quarters Newburgh Augst 7th 1782
I enclose you a Letter from Colo. Swift respecting the expence incurred by keeping his Waggon Horses throughout the Winter; on the subject of which I am commanded by His Excellency to inform you it is his pleasure; that ways & means may be devised, if possible for the payment of this expence before the Horses, are returned in; but in case you are not able to pay the Money that you adjust the account & cause the payment to be secured in the most speedy & effectual manner in your power. I am Sir &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.