29 May 1783
The enclosed Complaints against your Department, are of so serious & alarming Complexion, that I cannot omit to transmit them to you—with my earnest request that the Causes may immediately be removed, & that complete Satisfaction may be given to the Army.
I am also informed from West point, that the Measles is very prevalent among the Troops in that Garrison, which absolutely requires their being supplied with a proportion of fresh Meats, for those who are sick. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.