Head Quarters Janry 3d 1783
I have received your two Letters of the 23d & 28th Ulto with their enclosures, and have caused the amendment of the Ordinance respecting the Post Office to be made public agreeably to your request.
By the last Post I have received Letters from Major Holmer, Capt. Williams, & Capt. Kirkwood respecting their derangement: Copies of which I enclose: and have informed those Gentlemen, that it was not expected by Congress in their Resolution of the 7th of Augst last, nor was it possible from the circumstances, that I should take any measures for compleating, or even doing any thing respecting the new Arrangement of any of the Lines, excepting those which are under my immediate command—It is for this reason I have referred them for farther information to the Secry at War—I am with great regard Sir Your Most Obedient.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.