Head Qrts Jany 28. 1783
It has happend that Prisoners of War passing to or from New York arrive at the Post at Dobbs ferry and for want of a Commissary there, are greatly distressed for Provision—an Instance of this kind now exists—upwards of Sixty Prisoners have been sent there by Mr Morris to go to New York—they have wanted Provisions on the road & on their arrival at Dobbs ferry could meet no Supply and should they not go in immediately—their distress must greatly increase—such instances may frequently happen—I must therefore desire that some measure may be fallen upon to remedy so great an inconvenience. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.