Head Quarters Decr 28, 1782
There is a french Officer returning Express from Boston to Philadelphia, who wants Horses to carry him to Chester, (where his own remain) if they can be furnished by the public, it is much the General’s wish they may be—if you have it not in your power, His Excellency desires you will hire tem for the Gentleman, who (if necessary) will pay the Money on his arrival at Chester. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Servt
D. Humphrys A.D.C.
P.S. One Horse & some person to bring him back is all that is required—and this without delay—The Gentleman mentioned to me he would pay 4 dollars if necessary.
DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.