Newburgh 19th March 1783.
The Silk which you expected from Boston for lining is arriv’d—but White—Mr Smith expects other—but this is uncertain—My Coat of which I am in great want, in the meanwhile stands.
I shall thank you therefore to bring me a Buff lining of any kind from Philadelphia—sufficient for a Coat and Vest-Coat.
If a pair of French Epaulettes (gold) could be had, I would thank you for bringing me a pair—I do not want them of the largest & richest kind; because it is for a frock Coat they are intended—nor would I have them of the mean kind—such as you will probably see upon Count de Dillon or any Field Officer in the French Service are of the kind I would prefer. I am Sir Yr Obedt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.