New Windsor Augt 24. 1782.
your favour of this date is just handed to me. The axes are all ground & part helved; the residue are helving. I have given directions to have grindstones fixed; and will attend to the means of transportation, agreeable to his Excellency’s wishes. I am yr most obedt servant
T. Pickering Q.M.G.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.