Head Quarters Newburgh Augst 7 1782
In reply to your favor of yesterday, I have to inform you; I am directed by the Commander in Chief to write to the D.Q.M. that ways & means may be devised by him if possible for payment of the expence of forage furnished your Waggon Horses the last Winter; and in case he is not able to pay the Money, that he should adjust the account & cause the payment to be secured in the most speedy & effectual manner in his power. This is all the Genl can do on the subject—I have the honor to be Sir Your Most Obedt Servt
Dd Humphrys A.D.C.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.