Head Quarters Jany 22. 1783
I am to acknowledge the recet of your two favors of the 27 and 31st December and to acquaint you that agreably to the latter I have drawn on you in favor of Mr Andrew Billings for forty Guineas for the purposes specified in the draft.
Inclosed is copy of an application made to me by Colo. Varick on the subject of Pay for his Writers—this business is getting into such a state of forwardness that I am in hopes Colo. Varick will soon be able to continue it with only one Writer—Twenty seven large folio volumes are now nearly compleated.
Mr Skinner who passed here lately informs me that he has sent to Mr Turner all the papers he had in his possession relative to the department of naval Prisoners. with great Esteem & regard I have the honor &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.