Newtown. Augt 27th 1782
Agreeable to orders contained in your Excellency[s] Letter of the 25th Instant, My Regt will march this Day, & by the time appointed, shall be at Pines Bridge.
I have inclosed a return of the Dismounted men of my Regiment who are totally without Shoes, and have been in this Situation for some time, I beg your Excellency to furnish Capt. Hoogland with an order to receive the Shoes, as without them, I am confident, the men, whose feet are already much worn, will be unfit for any service. I have the Honor to be with the greatest Regard your Excellencys most obt and very Humble Servt
Elisha Sheldon Colo. Regt L.D.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.