I have this day drawn on you, eight sets of Bills for one thousand dollars each (No. 1) to (8) inclusive, in favor of Col. John Williams for the purpose of purchasing wagons and teams for the use of the United States.
A quantity of Clothing for the use of the States is now at Edenton in this State, and cannot be sent on until wagons are purchased. Col. Williams has purchased 12 for the use of the State, eleven of which have been sent on by Mr. Purnell Assist Commissary General, who has earnestly solicited my furnishing him with the number now directed to be purchased. These Bills I flatter myself will be paid so soon as presented.