Saratogha 26 July 1783.
A nNumber of Batteaux will be wanting to transport the necessary provisions and Stores to the Garrisons which may be kept on the Western Waters[.] I must therefore desire that you will retain all such as are suitable for that purpose and have them put into repair. I am Sir Your very Obedient humble Servant
P.S. They need be put in no other repair than what is necessary to transport them to Schenectady—they must be overhauled afterwards.